26 – 31 may
16th time Prague will spin in a spirited temperamental rhythm of the Gypsy music and gypsy jazz. Festival Khamoro, which is characteristic of its hurricane force energy and enthusiasm, offers viewers not only a wide range of concerts ensembles from around the world, but also exhibitions, films, dance workshops, specialized seminars and conferences. Prague festival, born in 1999, is the second the second oldest in the world Gypsy festival in the world. He acquired the reputation of a wonderful holiday in which people enrich their knowledge about the cultural traditions of other Nations.
The United Islands Festival
19 – 21 June
A multi genre festival United Islands is traditionally the climax of the Prague festival season. Fans of almost all musical styles will definitely find here something interesting: jazz, rock, ethno, pop, electro, folk. Festival organizers invite both professional and novice artists; along with the classical genres, repertoires, artists prisutstvuyuthie and creative experiments. Concerts are held in the open air at the Prague Islands, in gardens and parks of the capital; admission free. By nightfall the event blends in Prague clubs. If good weather, the organizers 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.
In 1996, the main award of the festival 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