“Day of the dead” — one of the most famous holidays in the world, designed to remind the souls of those who will not return. His characters in the form of candy skulls and are specially made female figurines of skeletons, dressed in beautiful costumes, no less famous than Halloween pumpkin. Holiday in Oaxaca lasts two days, in early November, and refers to the ancient cults of the Maya and Aztecs, bringing gifts to the goddess Mictlantecuhtli, the woman in the form of a skeleton, dressed in a skirt of rattlesnakes. In addition to all kinds of ornaments and sweets in the form of skulls these days, there is a carnival, and also make special cakes — the Bread of the Dead.
East Sussex, England. The night of the fireworks,
“the night of the fireworks” — an annual holiday in England, arranged on 5 November. His hallmark — a huge amount of fireworks, creating a giant fire show. Lights are lit in memory of ancient events, received in history the name of the Gunpowder plot. In 1605 a group of Catholics tried to blow up the houses of Parliament which met there by king Continue reading
Here for over 400 years in England, November 5 is celebrated guy Fawkes Night. The history of this holiday is connected with the disclosure of the conspiracy of the Catholics who wanted to blow up the houses of Parliament, in that day when he had to visit king James I.
On this day, ceremonial dinners, invited guests, and the culmination of the festival are the burning of effigies of guy Fawkes, one of the participants in the conspiracy, burning all night bonfires and fireworks.
6-14 November, Nevers; 6-20 November, Strasbourg, France
The most famous French jazz festivals will be held in November in Strasbourg and Nevers. On neverson festival, which will take place in the 23rd time, you should expect several daily concerts with participation of world stars of jazz. The Strasbourg festival Jazz d’or a year older festival in Nevers. Its main feature is that it involved a renowned international team of jazz musicians.
5-15 November, Luzern, Switzerland
In Lucerne, Switzerland in early November will be held the 15th international Blues festival, which will be attended by prominent jazz and Blues musicians Continue reading
Traditionally Spaniards meet spring with the whole series of holidays and festivals, most of which has a long history and established traditions. So, Granada and Cordoba spend the may Festival of the Holy cross. These days the square, the streets, the balconies of the houses are decorated with flower arrangements, everywhere you can see crosses covered with flowers. The most celebrating this holiday in Granada areas of albaycín and El Realejo.
In Cordoba from 3 to 14 may competition is the traditional courtyards – owners decorate their patios with flowers in pots, flowers, hedges, natural elements of design and crafts, and invite everyone to take a look at their attire. Traditionally, the contest involves the courtyards of the oldest parts of the city, there are fun performances and musical performances.
From may 11 in Madrid held a Grand celebration dedicated to the patron Saint of the city – St. Isidro (St. Isidor), reaching a peak on may 15, the Plaza Mayor and went on for another week. Are carnival parades, shows, street concerts, religious procesie and bullfighting. Carnival with processions and masquerades, which ends on Friday, “the Funeral of the Sardine”, marks the eve of lent.