Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and see with your own eyes this city is to walk along the waterfront, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the famed panorama. But Hong Kong is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and interesting places for every taste. The most striking thing is how regional residents follow the habits, respect and love their culture. You make sure that if you visit here during one of classic holidays or festivals.
Festivities at the time of the Chinese new year is undoubtedly the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single celebration in Hong Kong is a year-round dazzling holidays. In may and July there will be several festivals that will be a fascinating tour.
In Hong Kong dates holidays tied to the Lunar calendar, because of this relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.
In June are 3 festival devoted significant for Hong Kong residents believer holidays.
11 may in Hong Kong allocate birthday ocean goddess tin Hau – the patron of sailors and fishermen. The life and welfare of Hong Kong are inextricably linked with the sea, so residents Continue reading
1. International balloon festival in Albuquerque, USA, from 5 to 13 October
For the first time this festival was held in 1972. Since then, the festival in Albuquerque became the most grandiose festival of balloons.
Annually as air rises about 750 of the most diverse in shape, size and color of balloons. The holiday lasts for 9 wonderful days. Competition among fancy balloons are replaced by competitions on simultaneous mass ascent of balloons.
2. The festival of Loy Krathong (Loykrathong Festival), Thailand, November
This festival is held annually in Thailand and parts of Laos and Burma. Literally, the name of the festival comes from the word “floating” (Loy) and “boat leaves from” (krathong).
Loy Krathong – full moon day in November – festival of water and light. This day allowed all boats in the water-krathongs with flowers and candles, and in the sky launch sky lanterns.
3. The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February
Carnival in Rio is the largest and most famous mass party in the world. Legendary spirit demonstrate the best Samba dancers. In fact, the festival is the parade Continue reading
The third of March in Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri is a holiday that Russian call girls Holiday or Holiday dolls, and Japanese still Jesi-but sekku (the Celebration of the first day of the snake) or Momo-but sekku (peach blossom Festival). Actually, this holiday is not quite the 3rd of March. Traditionally it was celebrated on the 3rd day of the 3rd moon, and lunar calendar, as we know, not the same as solar. But in modern Japan lunar calendar is no longer used and favorite holiday just moved on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the solar calendar. Hina Matsuri is one of many in Japan Matsuri, seasonal celebrations, which are closely related to the Shinto religion. Of course, initially, their value was purely practical – it was magical rites intended to ensure the well being of the community. Equally natural that in our days, to put it mildly, not all think about the deeper meaning of a holiday, and many perceive them simply as old traditions and a chance to celebrate together.
As for Hina Matsuri, in this day in ancient times was made a ritual of getting rid of diseases and misfortunes. Priests endured all sorts of trials and misfortunes on the little Continue reading