Autumn leaves Festival
  Dear friends! Only a few days separate us from the beginning of autumn. Very soon will begin the period of bright autumn colors. Will open their doors to schools,…

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Most large-scale 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…

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Festival “Pavlovskaya autumn

 

Festival of arts «Pavlovskaya autumn” (hereinafter ” the Festival) was first held in 2009 in the framework of the Year of I. P. Pavlov. dedicated to the 160th anniversary since the birth of the eminent physiologist, the first Russian Nobel prize winner.

The Festival has become one of the stages in drawing the attention of the public, the media to the process of preservation of spiritual and moral heritage of I. P. Pavlov and development of General, musical and artistic education of the youth .

A renowned scholar, organizer of scientific activities, the founder of the strongest physiological school in the world, a physiologist, and a patriot to extreme old age retained a lasting interest in life and never limit yourself only to science.

I. P. Pavlov showed a keen interest in reading fiction. Favourite authors were M. Yu. William Shakespeare. J. Verne. F. M. Dostoevsky. I. A. Krylov .

Great fun had Pavlov, listening to famous pianist Hoffmann. violinist Jan Kubelik. Tchaikovsky’s ” Slippers “, “Eugene Onegin “, Mussorgsky ’ Khovanshchina Continue reading

The Most beautiful and spooky holidays of the world

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.

Halloween

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

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