Bright and slightly sad time of the year prepared their entertainment for those who could not get summers off. Let’s meet some holidays September, October, and November .
Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany). September 19 — October 4.
The traditional beer festival this year will be about 6 million fans of beer.
Adult flow like rivers of beer, and in the famous tent “Festhalle” you can learn the secrets of the history of German Breweries. For children prepared rides, which this year has increased.
On the first Saturday of the festival is the traditional parade.
Autumn palette parks (Moscow, Russia).
Parks Imperial palaces for quiet walks. Be sure to stop in Kolomenskoye (PR-t Andropova, 39) and tsarina (street Dolsky, 1).
Take your time and get ready to spend the whole day among the stunningly beautiful scenery. In the parks, guided tours, rental.
Autumn tour (Japan, Kyoto).
Enjoy nature go to Japan, not only during the cherry blossom. Autumn is the time of tours through the gardens and parks. In Kyoto, the ancient capital of the country — tourists will find an extensive program Continue reading
Europe has now opened a traditional Easter markets and flower markets, and many European cities have hosted the April arts festivals are also timed to the holiday. The most famous, perhaps, is the Salzburg Easter festival. This year it will be held from 16 to 25 April.
The Salzburg festival is one of the most exclusive and prestigious events in the field of classical music. The hometown of Mozart traditionally the festival takes the famous Berlin Philharmonic orchestra under the baton of famous conductor sir Simon rattle.
The main event of the festival promises to be a production of “Salome” by Richard Strauss, accompanied by the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Stefan Harima. Herheim is not the first time brings his work to this festival. Norwegian, living and working in Berlin, was memorable for the guests of the Salzburg its controversial production of “the Abduction from the seraglio” by Mozart, conducted in 2003. Probably a new production will be no less provocative. Premiere one-act “Salome” in French play by Oscar Wilde, translated into German by the poet Hedwiges Lachmann, took place in 1905 and was accompanied by a resounding scandal. All and plays, and illustrations of Beardsley, and the very sensual and hysterical music of Strauss was too decadent, licentious, Victorian taste of the viewer of that era.
Major milestones of the program, in addition to Strauss, Continue reading
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First celebration of New year in Russia
With the establishment of Christianity in Russia, New year was celebrated on 1 September (according to the Byzantine calendar). But around 1700, Peter I issued a decree on the celebration of the New Year on 1 January (European style). Were established and certain rules of the celebration of this celebration: the decoration of houses fir branches, a salute in honor of the holiday, etc. To mark the national holiday of the New year fired from guns, launched fireworks, illuminations blazed. People sang songs, had fun, ustrial folk festivals, danced, and gave each other gifts, etc. Peter I tried every year to make New year not worse or poorer than in Europe.
Initially, the main symbol of New Year – Christmas tree decorated to make evil force for good. Today on the evil forces of long ago no one remembers, but, nevertheless, the tree remains a symbol of the holiday.
Thus, from the 1700’s the New year was fixed in the Russian calendar, and the celebration Continue reading