The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Grand-Duche de Luxembourg) is located in North-West Europe between Belgium, Germany and France. Translated from the old German Luxembourg means “small castle”. The system of government is a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the Grand Duke. The capital city of Luxembourg.
The area of Luxembourg is 2586 square kilometers . Forested Ardennes mountains stretch across the Northern region of the country, and the river Sauer and Moselle river forming its Eastern border. South of Luxembourg is a land of green pastures and fat of the land.
The Flag Of The Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg
On the map of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a tiny triangle and is usually denoted by the number, the size of the country don’t allow them to fit on the map ten letters of its name.
With the modest size of the Duchy is considered one of the most successful financial States of the European Union . and the standard of living and well-being such that the larger European States are looking at Monaco with envy.
Luxembourg calendar full of various celebrations and festivals . The most fun of the traditional holidays of Luxembourg – Amesen (held Monday at Easter), Continue reading
Italian town of San Miniato is often called the “city of the white truffle”. Every year in November there is the traditional feast dedicated to these wonderful mushrooms, – the festival of the white truffle. It runs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November. In San Miniato, the annual festival is prepared with the utmost care: organize numerous tastings and master-classes where they explain how to choose and prepare truffles and arrange truffle auction in which anyone can become the owner of your favorite mushroom, giving a solid amount. And maybe himself “hunt” for truffles under the guidance of experienced «triphala” (truffle hunter).
Oktoberfest or as Bayern themselves familiarly called him Wiesn, was first held on 12 October 1810 on the occasion of the wedding of crown Prince Ludwig. On the day of the wedding were invited to all the inhabitants of the city, which were built celebrations with free beer and horse races. The holiday was a success and Ludwig ordered to celebrate Oktoberfest every year.
However, the charity event did not last long, the celebration was transferred to the city government of Munich, and they quickly turned free beer paid for, and the holiday has become a commercial event, and then to this was the inclusion and fair. Since 1810 the annual Continue reading
The holiday, which always with you. Maybe Hemingway didn’t know well enough Valencia, otherwise I would have taken her in his book at least a special Chapter. Valencia has always been famous for its ability to paint a life of fun colors. Today, in a community where a large portion of income is earned rest, to have a good holiday – means to live comfortably “off season”. So that’s that, and arrange holidays in Valencia love.
Two major events community – this Fallas (Fallas) and bullfighting. Fallas – one of the most revered holidays in Spain. In Valencia it is celebrated everywhere – from the capital to the resorts of Alicante and castellón. Fallas takes place in early spring, during lent. This feast is a unique fusion of pagan traditions and Christian rituals. It is a noisy carnival, fireworks, folk music and fire shows. A Central element of the Fallas are a platform on which to construct a caricature sculptures out of cardboard. These sculptures are prepared throughout the year. In the night of 18 to 19 March – on the eve of St. Joseph – they are paraded through the streets of the city to eventually burn at the stake. This ritual symbolizes the cleansing of man from evils and is the finale of the whole event.
Bullfighting in Valencia takes place regularly. It gradually ceases to be “sport killers” bull now do not kill, Continue reading