The most bizarre festivals. People love to celebrate different events in their lives. Mass celebrations turn into the real festivals. However, some people choose a very unusual reasons for their celebrations. Describe below about the 10 most unusual festivals in the most different places of the planet.
Naki Sumo. This festival is dedicated to the cry babies and he is being held in Japan. Every mother gets nervous from the cry of their baby, but for this festival the crying is a big advantage. An amazing event has been held here for over 400 years, is now his resting place is the castle of Sensoji. The aim of the festival is the most calming capricious children and support their health. For that infants raised in the air, two adult sumo wrestler. Wrestlers in every way grimace, trying to scare the kids, so they roared with all his strength. The judge listens carefully to the attempts of all parties, determining the winner. The participation in this contest is purely voluntary – parents choose to give children to participate in it. Because according to the beliefs it helps ward off the baby from evil spirits and to protect them further in life. In the festival Naki Sumo participates annually nearly a hundred children aged under one year.
Kanamara Matsuri. And this festival is held in Japan. In translation his name sounds like “Festival of the steel phallus“. This unusual festival is held in Kawasaki. Is it any wonder that the symbol of the festival – namely the phallus. Continue reading
The festive mood, the noise, the fun, bright outfits, dancing – all this is a fascinating show called carnival. Thousands of tourists from all over the world trying to get into those countries, in which at a certain time passes this event to enjoy an unforgettable celebration. Some of these countries, which will be shown in the example below, now famous for its beautiful carnivals.
The most beautiful carnivals of the world
Carnival of Venice – costume masquerade
Traditionally, the carnival of Venice lasts about two weeks. Its beginning on the date of the Catholic lent. Venice is gorgeous at any time of the year, but during carnival it is particularly beautiful. This annual festival attracts a lot of tourists who want to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the carnival, to become parties to the lively street processions, as well as to see the costume show.
Spanish carnival – enchanting holiday of the year
The duration of the solemn event about 3 weeks. The most famous carnival takes place in the city of Las Palmas. There are dance procession, conducted various competitions and performances. The main contest of the carnival is the choice of the Queen, which takes place in Park city.
Carnival in New Orleans – carnival Continue reading
Carnival was held in Salvador, capital of Bahia, and was quickly spread the holiday atmosphere throughout Brazil.
The mayor of Rio de Janeiro gave the symbolic keys of the city to king Momo dancing and Rio immediately plunged into the most brilliant event on the planet.
This year the carnival in Bahia was dedicated to the world-famous Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, which in 2012 would have turned a hundred years old, and his book “Country carnival”.
Six thousand amazing dancers of the country of the twelve Samba schools compete for the title of best.
This spectacular show live broadcast in one hundred ten countries.
Carnival season continues in Europe. Already coming to the end of the costumed holidays in the German cities of Venice and Italian. However, it is just starting in nice.
At the time of preparation for the carnival, the city has granted 250 thousand jobs. The cost of the Samba schools in preparation for the main dance event exceeded $ 5 million. Another 17.5 million were allocated for the reconstruction of the famous sambadrome, which was built in 1984 under the project of Oscar Niemeyer. Installed a new lighting system and acoustics, increased the number of seats. Now the sambadrome will be able to take up to 72.5 Continue reading