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The Most UNUSUAL and AMAZING holidays

 

A series of photographs devoted to the MOST UNUSUAL and AMAZING holidays from different corners of our planet.

For example, the annual festival of The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia, USA, the apotheosis of which is the competition pluginu in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flop) under the joyful screams of the fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dip competing in the red goo.

Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.

The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals in the world

 

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

Carnivals

 

Carnival 2011 season is nearing its end. All over the world are the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring. For almost a month across Europe and America held various parades and festivals. Culminated in the largest and most famous carnival is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Celebrations in Rio will continue until March 8.

In today’s edition you will see the most colorful photographs from the carnival . who took the last few weeks around the world.

Dancers backstage before the carnival in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, March 4, 2011. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):

This costume is called “one Hundred years of history” and made by Spanish designer Leo Martinez. The dancer was chosen Queen of the annual contest, held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, March 2, 2011. (Photo By Santiago Ferrero | Reuters):

A dog in a costume parade in the French quarter of New Orleans, February 27, 2011. Photo by Gerald Herbert | AP):

The actor in costume of harlequin’s carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 5, 2011. (Photo By Jose Miguel Gomez | Reuters):

Carnival masks of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2011. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

“Mud” parade in Paraty, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd | AP):

A rare treat — Lovin ‘ in the mud “Mud” Continue reading