Brazil launched the famous carnival
Annually the leading Samba schools in Rio are competing for the title of best. Throughout the upcoming week in Rio de Janeiro mobile platform dance schools each day will follow through the streets of the…

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February 17 carnival kicks off in Brazil
Brazilian carnival – probably the most bright and colorful holiday, which ever saw the world Extravaganza of colors, bright colors, gorgeous costumes, beautiful people, fiery Latin rhythms – that's the simple secret how to make…

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Top 12 music festivals in Britain
The UK's music festivals are world-renowned for its variety, quality and creative approach to the selection of sites. Whatever style you prefer – from classical to pop, from folk to rock in Britain there is…

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The Most amazing holidays of the world

Holiday hens in Wayne, Nebraska. Men dressed as chickens, preparing to speak at a Chicken Show. Every summer, Wayne is a city in Nebraska, celebrates these birds in a range of activities: dancing with the biggest chickens in the world, roosts for chickens cement, decorated by local artists and, to the chagrin of birds-the patrons of the celebration, the race, the winner is he who eats more chicken wings. (Joel Sartore).

Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson).

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. “The Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the Festival of Beltane fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer. (Jim Richardson).

Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification. (Paul Whitton / My Shot).

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Best summer festivals in the world

Summer time is the charm, filled with ice cream and picnics, swimming in the pools and festivities at the festivals that will be even bigger and more luxurious this year than ever before. The most famous musical performers and pop stars such as U2, Green Day and Norah Jones, are planning to ignite the crowd at festivals in Chicago, Tennessee, Washington and the UK. Apart from music, You expect the competition at the semi-wild horses, view, cowboys, air shows with so many aircraft that vertigo will be guaranteed, and demonstration of a variety of art forms, which You have never seen. Fill up a backpack with the necessary provisions on the shoulder, grab a bottle of water and go out for an adventure that You have in store for the organizers of the best summer festivals in the world.

Statue at burning man in black Rock city, Nevada

Every year in late August – early September, tens of thousands of people gather in the desert of black Rock, to build an experimental city: the theme is set in advance (for 2010 the theme will be the metropolis), no one sets the rules, deadlines or the end of the project all goes on. Being polupodvizhnym, polyamidoamine the festival, the organizer Larry Harvey, was the start of “Burning Man” in 1986 in San Francisco, when on one of its beaches he urged others to “keep yourself alive” after death. Continue reading

20 the largest festivals and carnivals of the world

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China

5 January – 5 February

Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building Continue reading