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
Deeply embedded in modern culture Halloween, fascinating and mystical Mexican Day of the dead, a truly creepy Madagascan day turning bones and other scary beautiful festivals of the world from which you cannot look away, even when the blood begins to state in my veins.
Extremely popular in the U.S. and Europe, Halloween is today, perhaps the most extensive collection of freaks in the world. Began its modern history as the Eve of all saints day, this Christian holiday dedicated to honoring saints and deceased relatives, soon turned into a real festival of evil, a costumed procession, which is attended by everyone from young to old. In some sense it is even symbolic, given that the origins of the holiday go back even further, into the depths of the centuries and the traditions of the ancient Celts, who have this day marked the end of harvest and the transition to winter period, i.e. New year. The Celts called this the night of Samhain or Samharam. At this time they were extinguished in their houses the fire used to wear animal skins to ward off evil spirits and left treats to appease them. Symbol of the holiday Continue reading
Bali is an island that is famous for its vivid and unforgettable holidays, colorful ceremonies, and interesting customs.
Bali is an amazing island. It is part of Indonesia. which is a Muslim country. The main religion of the island – Hinduism. The uniqueness of Bali lies in the fact that the small island peacefully coexist representatives of absolutely different religions and denominations.
Hinduism, or rather its special kind, came to Bali for a very long time, in the beginning of our era, when the contacts of the Islands of Indonesia with India. Indian merchants brought together with the goods and their religion. Hinduism is seamlessly mixed with the local cults and beliefs, and especially firmly entrenched in Bali. In the late 15th century, the influence of the rulers of the kind of Majapahit in Indonesia starts to wane. The decline of the great dynasty leads to the rapid spread of Islam in the region. To many people the new religion is not so much that they decided to emigrate to Bali. First of all, it have known, singers, dancers, artists. Perhaps the concentration on a small island such a large number of enemies of Islam and led to the fact that he is not widespread in Bali.
Indonesia is a multiethnic country, and this explains the presence on the island of religious holidays of different cultures and faiths. Here are the official and Islamic, Christian, and Hindu holidays. Continue reading