Was recently compiled a list of unusual events, anniversaries and holidays.
12 of the strangest events in the world:
1. The Celebration Of “Las Payas” (Valencia, Spain)
Fire festival is held from 14 to 19 March and attracts thousands of tourists. Every day, at exactly 14 hours begins the so-called “mascletá” – competition of pyrotechnics on the ground, and closer to the night fireworks are launched into the sky. The culmination of the holiday is La Cremá – burning specially prepared for this festival huge figures and stuffed.
2. The world Cup of “Mountain oysters” (the city of Throckmorton, USA)
Close to Texas in may championship “mountain oysters”… actually oysters here and “smell”. It’s just a slang name local cowboys referred to as bull testicles. First prize awaits the one who is best going to fry them. Judges will evaluate everything: the appearance of the cooked food as it is served, the aroma and taste. According to these criteria and selects the winner.
3. Bega cheese rolling (of Coopers hill, UK)
In a beautiful small town, located near Gloucester, on the last Monday of may races are held with a rolling cheese. According to the rules of the competition round head cheese starts down the slope, after which the participants begin his persecution. The winner is the first Continue reading
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, Continue reading
When: September 12
Charity festival “Apple Day” will be held in St. Petersburg for the third time. By tradition, all profit participants will bring to the AdVita Fund. Dishes made from local apples, cider, market hand-made, entertainment for adults and children, music – 12 September everything will be in the best traditions of St. Petersburg fairs.
When: September 17 – October 10
This is the ninth international festival of cartoon stories will take place in St. Petersburg. The exhibition program will start on September 17, education – September 25. The best modern comic authors, professors of St. Petersburg universities and cultural centers will deliver lectures and conduct master classes for all who are fond of “paper” art.
When: September 19-26
In the framework of Swiss made in Russia in St. Petersburg for the third time will be held the week of modern dance art Switzerland. The house will be the site of the “Skorokhod”. but the festival will go beyond the walls: the organizers have already announced about a street performance on the Nevsky Prospekt.
When: September 26 – Continue reading