Amazing festival Ati-Atihan in the Philippines – it’s the best week-long street party that rages from morning till evening, peaking on the third Sunday of January. Honoring the Santo niño (Santo Nino) (the image of the child Jesus) implies the irrigation head, as no other religious holiday, he is dressed in a very secular brilliance.
The history of the festival of Ati-Atihan roots in the XIII century, when a group of fair-skinned Malay immigrants from Borneo (Borneo) decided to show their respect for local residents of Athy. They painted their faces with black paint, sing and dance in gratitude for the earth and the food that was given to them (worrying about any pagan based, Spanish colonists later added here image of Santo niño). Today, in accordance with the historical past of the festival, the participants of the main parade paint their faces with soot and wear costumes that are perfectly suited for the Samba schools in Rio.
Although the festival lasts for a week, the festivities really flare up in the last three days (Friday through Sunday). Sunday is the big day and it starts early with the transfer of the revered icon of the Santo niño from the Cathedral town of Kalibo (Kalibo Cathedral) Continue reading
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Venice Of The North
Bruges is a picturesque European city, which lies along the channels within the North sea. The medieval buildings are protected by UNESCO. The city was the center of trade in the Middle ages, the name comes from the word “Bridge”, where he was loud fairs. In the Center you can see the work of Michelangelo – the Church of the virgin Mary. Many artists were inspired by the city and created masterpieces of art, music, cinema.
A city of contrasts
Rio de Janeiro is known for three things: sports, crime and Carnival. Beautiful beaches and nature attracted thousands of foreign visitors. The annual carnival collects millions of onlookers on the streets. However, not everything is so wonderful in this bustling city: the poor areas of the favela – generate a lot of angry and desperate people willing to steal or even kill. But it doesn’t stop greedy Continue reading
On 20 October in the Cultural-entertaining center “Radmir” of Kharkov took place all-Ukrainian festival of talent “Kharkiv autumn 2013” the beauty contest “Queen of the King of Autumn”, which was organized by the Palace of children and youth creativity “SOURCE” of Kharkiv city Council on the initiative of the theatre of fashion “Aphrodite”.
The event was attended by about 500 people aged 3 to 20 years: the fashion theater, dance groups, soloists dance, vocalists and vocal ensembles, original genre, models, as well as newcomers taking their first steps on the catwalk.
The competent jury, which consisted of designers, well-known figures in the field of fashion, heads of educational and cultural institutions, the editor of popular publications, media partners, photographers, stylists, choreographers, singers, selected the winners in the following nominations:
VOCALS: Grand Prix –Bagel Maria Bella (medium category), Irina Fomenko (senior category), Zavyalova Eva (academic vocal), Starkova Anastasia (folk vocal), the Duo spike Sofia and Times Ilya, vocal ensemble “Baby time”, head Lyudmila Tkachenko.
They were awarded with certificates for a free entry in a professional recording Studio “NN-Studio”.