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Festival of lights in India – All the fun!

Section: Tourism | and in subsections: India. New Year’s Day. | Author-compiler of the article: Lev Aleksandrovich the Dock

Continue Tourism section and subsection of India article, the Festival of lights in India . Where will tell about how it is celebrated in India the New Year. because soon and we planned this holiday by the Way, in India, in 2011, new year fire festival is celebrated from the 26th of October.

The festival of lights in India called Diwali . or Deepavali . The main attribute, the symbol of the holiday everywhere one — ancient oil lamp from clay, called “dia” or “dip”. He poluchil its name Diwali or Deepavali (Deepa — fire), thattranslated from Sanskrit means “ bunch of fire “, ” number of lights “. This day is also called the Feast and the festival of lights. By the way, we have already encountered one unusual Indian festival — a celebration of elephants in India. But do not be distracted and continue.

Diwali — is one of the oldest holidays and is celebrated more than 7 000 years. This bright holiday is not only famous in India but also abroad — in Japan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma). That is, more than one billion people in India and enjoys not only celebrates the festival of Diwali. Its special atmosphere is cheerful 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

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 a festival for every taste.

This year, the famous Glastonbury festival makes a break, but will not be bored: in Britain from January to December, hundreds of festivals are held, and in the summer, on weekends the event like we have to choose from a large list. To facilitate this, VisitBritain invites you to get acquainted with the twelve best music festivals 2012:

1.The Glyndebourne festival (Glyndebourne)

20 may – 26 August and the tour of Britain on October 4 – December 8, 2012

Lewes, East Sussex (Lewes, East Sussex)

Organized once one family and gained worldwide fame Glyndebourne is famous because it is the only UK festival of arts, which uses only renewable energy sources. In the framework of the festival on the same stage gathers musicians from different countries, and this year was no exception. In concerts attended by celebrities and young talents from around the world. Among the participants – famous baritone from China Shenyang (Shenyang) in the role of Alidoro with “Cinderella” by Rossini. Viewers will find the majestic Opera house surrounded by a lovely Continue reading