The Thais are very funny and sentimental people. Therefore, annual festivals, memorial days and holidays play a big role in their lives.
Many Thai festivals are fun and colorful, and the Thais always invite tourists to participate in them. Other events very solemn and ceremonious. Regardless of whether it is a dazzling procession, Buddhist religious rite, unbridled joy or exotic ritual – all these holidays remain a pleasant memory
for tourists and help them to understand the cultural the population of Thailand is the most exotic countries in Asia.
Most festivals associated with Buddhism. the annual cycle sasrava-
tion of rice, memorable dates in the life of Thailand’s kings. Some celebrations are held on certain days, others, mostly Buddhist, associated with the lunar calendar. Lots of fun folk festivals.
Chronological Thai festivals are held in the following order:
Makha Puja ( Makha Puja) . The full moon day in February.
National holiday-related events in the history of Buddhism, when 1250 disciples of the Lord Buddha gathered to hear him preach. During this day of prayer interspersed with such Continue reading
Fabulous, magical, mysterious – that’s all it is: New year. Most popular on our planet celebration, a time to make wishes. And make them come true, — be sure to follow the usual traditions. How on Earth exists nationalities, so many rituals of celebrating the New year. Consider the most interesting and amusing customs.
Emotional Italians and new year’s eve in his repertoire: in order to avoid the burden of the past and start with a clean slate, they are getting rid of junk and old furniture. And quite an unusual way: throw out the balconies. So go at this time near Italian unsafe houses: suddenly it will be not just a leaky pan, and the couch… Russian children wait for Santa Claus, and Italian at night while they sleep, fairy Befana comes. If the child behaved in the old year well, she gets hung by the fireplace empty stockings with sweets. But the prankster in the morning will find instead of gifts only embers.
But in France there is a Santa Claus. and his name is Pere Noel. He also reluctantly shown to the children on the eye, but loves to give them gifts, furtively filling their shoes. New year’s eve the most emblematic French treats table — pie baked inside Continue reading
If you are going winter to come to Crete, it is better to plan such a trip under the last days of February – beginning of March. Carnival celebrations are held at this time all over the island, but a large procession traditionally held in Rethymno in the last days before Clean Monday.
February-March here in Crete is the month, which falls on a time of fun and carnival preceding Lent – Apokries. With the help of using diving from a cliff decided to have fun the inhabitants of the town of Agios Nikolaos. Dive they are not just anywhere, but in a fresh-water lake in the centre of the city, now connected with the sea. This lake schitaetsa geological phenomenon, since the bottom of the funnel. So the bottom of the “funnel” is connected with underground freshwater sources, and even now, when the lake was connected with the sea, it still has a fresh water (“sweet”, as they say in Greek).
CARNIVAL PINK BUNNIES
Carnival 2011 will remain in my memory as “Carnival, when the elections were “ and “Carnival pink bunnies”.
Despite the small number of Russian population on our island, we have here, my (albeit very short), the Consulate.
RF presidential elections were organized in Crete on February 26, i.e., a week earlier than in Russia, and coincided with the final festive procession popular Continue reading