The person, who is in Japan on the third Saturday of February, you need to be prepared to see on the streets a group of almost naked men who are going before dark one-a crowd of thousands, and at midnight their covers is insane… and many witnesses of the events involved in this action, trying to touch at least one naked body. What is a mass Striptease, slaughter nudists or perverts? No. This Hadak Matsuri is an annual Japanese festival of naked men. We present you interesting facts about this very eccentric festival.
The history of this festival spans over a thousand years, it is celebrated, starting with the 767. The Japanese believe that people annually needs to be cleansed from damage, misery and negative energy. This happens on the eve of the lunar new year in February. Moreover, the manipulation should be performed with almost naked bodies, using frost and ice water, so Japanese men strip naked and wound on itself, fundoshi white loincloth. According to them, the naked body is able to absorb more of the goodness, and consequently, to get rid of more misery. More nothing on it, and it’s in February!
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We are pleased to offer you a list of more than 200 festivals of various genres of music that are held worldwide throughout the year, one after another. But do not forget that the most popular time of year for major festivals coincide with the best season for holidays – Yes, it’s summer! But if you had a winter vacation and summer you have to work, don’t worry that all miss.
Summer festivals – this is a great chance to visit new countries and cities and to discover new things, meet interesting people and find real friends. If you live in Europe, music festivals in USA enable you to be in another world. Going to Coachella, Pitchfork, Ultra Music Festival, Bamboozle, CMA Festival, North Coast Festival, and many others, you will never regret it.
France, wine country, romance and cheeses, has long attracted tourists from around the world. French festivals, among which French festivals, Main Square Festival, Rock en Seine, Vieilles Charrues, etc. demonstrate all that is best in French music and are a shining example of national hospitality. If you are a fan of beer and schnapps, you have to afford a trip on one of the German festivals, for example, Melt. Southside Festival, Continue reading
Minsk international film festival “Listapad” – the biggest film festival, which every year in Belarus are going to a famous filmmakers, actors, cinema fans.
The program of the Minsk international film festival Listapad is rich and unique. Section of feature and documentary films presented as part of the main competition and young cinema competition, a competition for children’s and youth film “Screened” . The MIFF program of non-competition and retrospective screenings, meetings, workshops, exhibitions and vernissages.
At the film festival in Minsk it is possible to see only the best movies . In the main MIFF “Listapad” invited films-participants and winners of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The young film contest is a collection of debut authors, won the recognition of professionals and the audience.
The history of the festival
The first film festival “Listapad” was held in Minsk in 1994 and until 2002 was called the international film festival of CIS and Baltic countries. The verdict handed down three jury of filmmakers, journalists and spectators. The highest rating on the debut festival in 1994 was awarded to the film “Anna. From 6 to 18” by Nikita Mikhalkov.
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