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Easter festivals of Europe

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.

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Autumn in Italy: holidays and festivals

Italy is beautiful in any season and in any weather, but autumn in Italy has its own unique characteristics: first, the summer heat subsides, and secondly the autumn season is full of various holidays and festivals. So, dear readers, if You are planning to visit Italy in the autumn, You are sure to get any holiday:

6-7 September, Florence the feast of lanterns through the streets of the city is a colorful procession with candles wrapped in paper lanterns.

In September for 11 days Naples-scent of freshly baked pizza, because at this time is the traditional feast of Pizzafest. It attracts the best pizza makers from around the world and compete in pizza making, conduct master classes. But the main event for the connoisseur of pizza is, of course, tasting. To get to the festival ground for tasting, you must buy an entrance ticket (9 euros) – and the whole day you can enjoy a variety of size, shape, taste pizza.

Music lovers will be interested in a traditional contest song lyric of Piedigrotta, which takes place in Naples on 7 September.

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Unusual and funny holidays in different countries

Holiday is fun, joy, good mood. All people celebrate birthdays, New year and Christmas. This is usual and understandable. But there are some wonderful, unusual and funny holidays world that are inherent to the traditions of only one country. They are very fascinating, although not always clear Slavic soul.

The British love funny holidays

“Catch the cheese”: an invigorating fun in the fresh air every last Monday in may is held in the city of Coopers hill. Participants looking for a huge wheel of cheese rolling down the slope of a high hill. The prize goes to the first person who catches the cheese.

“The bird people”: in the town of Bognor in early July, held an awesome contest. Participants in colorful feathered costumes and makeshift wings jumping from the tower into the sea. “Main bird” is the one who will last the longest in the air.

“Swimming in the swamp”: the British find it very funny and entertaining. On the last Monday of August in Wales, everyone in flippers and masks make the swim at 55 m in the swamp. And without exception, who decided on this, get prizes.

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