From 9 to 12 February 2013-the year in Colombia, the large port city of Barranquilla (Barranquilla) will host its famous carnival, which annually welcomes over half a million people. This is one of the most colorful Latin American carnivals, second in popularity only to the carnival in Oruro (Bolivia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Directly the carnival in Barranquilla begins on February 9, but since the middle of January preparing for the holiday, the so-called “precorneal”: almost every day on the streets and squares of the city are a number of performances, dance shows and entertainment program dedicated to the upcoming celebration.
For example, last Sunday held a children’s parade, Desfile del Carnaval de los Ninos, or as it is affectionately called – carnavalito (“Carnavalet”). And yesterday, Thursday, the 7th of February, at one of the stadiums Barranquilla solemn coronation of the carnival Queen (Reina del Carnaval). The festival starts on Saturday, 9th February, large-scale marches called “Battle of flowers” (Batalla de Flores). It is here that the carnival unfolds in all its beauty: the streets go carrozas — bizarre constructions of papier-mache and plastic, depicting different fantasy creatures or scenes from a carnival mythology. Here comes the King Momo, the son of sleep Continue reading
People love the holidays. The people are different. Holidays too… In this article we will tell You about the most unusual festivals that exist on our wonderful planet.
Monkey Banquet in Thailand
According to ancient legend, the God Rama gave my friend the monkey king Hanuman land on which is located the city of Lopburi. The monkey king along with his army has won the war and protect their lands. Monkeys in Lopburi are a living legend and main attraction of the city, attracting many tourists from all over the world.
Every year on the last Sunday of November for the monkeys in this town arrange a luxury Banquet. Animal a huge table covered with fruits and vegetables. Thus, residents thank the monkeys for their exploits.
Tomato fight in Spain
La Batalla del Tomate — the annual tomato festival dedicated to the departing flight, which is held in the last week of August.
Like all holidays in Spain Tomato festival is held with music, dancing, fireworks and free refreshments. At the end of the celebration in the Central square tomato fight is held.
The square take out twenty-five-ton trucks, brim full of ripe tomatoes. Immediately place Continue reading
Carnival season in Europe, North America and Latin America is in full swing. Carnivals usually start about a month before lent and praise the arrival of spring.
The woman in the costume of a character from the movie “Avatar” involved the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 1, 2014.
Men in suits Luzon devils posing at the carnival in the village of Luzon, Spain, March 1, 2014.
Participant in the parade in honor of the Uruguayan carnival in Montevideo, January 25, 2014. The carnival was attended by not less than 70 thousand people.
Samba school “Vila Isabel” performs at the Sambadrome during carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 4, 2014.
A representative of the school of Samba “Academicos do Grande Rio” performs at the Sambadrome during carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 2, 2014.
A spokeswoman for the Samba school “Vila Isabel” performs at the Sambadrome during carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 4, 2014.
A spokeswoman for the Samba school “Uni o da Ilha do Governador” performs at the Sambadrome during carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 3, 2014.
Artist perform during the carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 3, 2014. In 2003, the carnival in Barranquilla Continue reading