The Most spectacular celebrations of the world
Especially for avid travelers, whose travel is not about admiring the colorful scenery and ancient architecture, influential publication “The Forbes” published a ranking of the most colorful, flamboyant, exciting holidays of the world. The rating publication included the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, the Munich Oktoberfest, and more.
So, in the first place among deserving your visiting to the holidays, according to the wording “The Forbes”, is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which is held annually in the Brazilian capital on 2-5 February.
The history of carnival in Rio starts from the middle of the 19th century, and its tradition is rooted in the European middle Ages. Today, carnival – is an extravaganza of music, dance, theatrical performances, which annually brings together hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and tourists.
In second place in the rating of ” carnival “Mardi Gras” (from the French. – fat Tuesday), which is annually held February 2-5 in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras in a religious context is analogous to the carnival, and is preceded by the Great Catholic post. Despite the fact that Mardi Gras is celebrated in Roman Catholic countries, it recognized the capital is New Orleans, where “fat Tuesday” celebrate with parade, parades, carnival. The streets of the city during the holiday is filled with townspeople in frightening costumes and masks.
The third position of the ranking is “Oktoberfest” – a celebration of beer. According to witnesses, “Oktoberfest” is the largest folk festival in the world. The festival is held annually in Munich in mid-September – the beginning of October.
Annually “Oktoberfest” is visited by 6 million people. The festival takes place on “the Theresienwiese” in the heart of Munich.
The fourth position in the ranking is the celebration of New Year’s eve in Las Vegas. On January 31 in Las Vegas in order to participate in one of the world’s largest new year’s parties, attracts millions of tourists. Do not lag behind the General trend, and celebrities – a lot of Hollywood stars holds a new year in the casino capital.
On the fifth run of the bulls, July 6-14 every year is held in the Spanish town of Pamplona, Navarra. According to witnesses, this action beauty is not inferior to the ballet, the intensity of the emotion the emotion the running of the bulls is unparalleled.
On pre-scheduled dates of angry bulls are released from pens located in the historical centre of the city. From here they have to run about a kilometer to the arena, where the evening goes bullfighting with their participation.
Sixth place ranking – festival “Burning man”, black Rock city, Nevada. The festival is held annually in late August-early September.
The tradition of holding the festival was born in 1986 in San Francisco, when local representatives of creative professions have built and burned on the beach wooden giant. Later, the festival moved to the Black rock desert in Nevada.
In seventh position is Bastille Day. The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille – which launched the French revolution – the French celebrated every year on 14 July.
Today this holiday is celebrated with military parades, fireworks and feasts.
Eighth place ranking – the gay parade, which is held annually on July 28-29 in San Francisco, California.
The history of the parade of sexual minorities begins with 1973, then a similar event was held for the first time, under the auspices of the struggle for the rights and freedoms of sexual minorities. Today the event is many have lost this kind of social implication, becoming the first place in a spectacular event that attracts to the city and millions of tourists.
Closes a rating of “the love Parade”. Today, “the love Parade” is one of the largest events of the year not only in Germany but throughout Europe. In 2006, “Parade” was held in Berlin, in 2007 – in Essen, in 2008, according to the plans, will be held in Dortmund.