Japan is famous for its numerous holidays and festivals, there are festivals on a national scale, but most holidays and festivals inherent in a particular location. Typically each festival has its roots in religious significance and necessarily accompany these festivals the local Buddhist or Shinto temples. Holidays in Nara are no exception to the General rule.
So in Nara annually held feast, unusual at first glance — the festival of the burning of old grass (free interpretation) . The ceremony involved the Ministers of three significant temples in the city of Nara, is Kasuga-Taisha, Todai-JI and Kofuku-JI.
Traditionally it takes place on mount Wakakusa, the second name of this mountain — Mikasa. The mountain is located near Nara Park, the mountain height of 350 metres above sea level, this mountain offers a magnificent view of the city, especially at night.
On the hill is an observation deck, just 5 minutes from the observation deck is car Parking (extra charge). Tourists can walk around the mountain in the spring and fall, this is done to protect the vegetation that grows on the mountain. To get to the mountains on foot from the Kintetsu station in qaanaaq, the journey time is 35 minutes, until Wakakusa can be reached by bus, the ticket price is 180 yen. Continue reading
From 14 to 22 September in the premises of the CDC Dnepropress (Dnepropetrovsk, Ermolova str., 35) hosted the second international chess festival “Dnipropetrovsk autumn” to the memory of grandmaster S. A. Frost. The organizer of the festival was the Dnepropetrovsk regional Federation of chess.
In four tournaments of the festival was attended by nearly 400 participants from 8 countries. Among the participants of major tournaments – 16 international grandmasters and as many international artists. The chief justice of the festival Oleg Tochigi (Kyiv) noted that the festival is the biggest chess event in Ukraine in the current year. The qualification structure, and the age range of participants was very wide – from toddlers to five-year gray-haired veterans, from beginners to grandmasters and masters. All the tournaments of the festival saw an intense battle for cash prizes, and only the last round put winners on the field.
In the women’s grandmaster tournament the strongest girls fought for the implementation of the norms of international master and international grandmaster. In it was confidently Continue reading
Every year rhythms Samba blow Rio. School this incendiary dance compete with each other. Each comes up with his song, sews costumes, choreography puts and platform builds. Suits must not only dazzle with their beauty, but also to meet the age and place of action of the selected plot.
The main law of the Brazilian carnival – to be naked! However, full nudity is forbidden, so viewers enjoy endless options of luxurious and often spicy costumes. View boldly Nude dancers produces on the audience just knock impression and power of the city of Rio just forced every year to be giving a few million condoms. But how else?
It is curious that on the whole week in the city, no one works. And despite the fact that the carnival lasts four days.
Of course, this is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. The celebration lasts about two weeks. People in ancient robes filled with little streets and spacious squares. Music and wine flow like water. Theatres hold performances on the theme of carnival. In the old palaces of the city are masquerade balls for honorable public. Night streets lights bright colors of fireworks.
During the carnival you can safely mingle with the festive crowd and enjoy the beauty of the costumes and masks. By the way, buy fancy dress that Continue reading