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
The kick drums and the audience opened his mouth in surprise, a wave of rope and fragile girl falls down from the dome, and after landing, turns into a flock of white doves. “What a circus!” – say you’ll be right. How!
1. Cirque du Soleil
Famous and already well familiar to inhabitants of Moscow canadian circus Cirque du Soleil touring the world for over 30 years. Actually the circus, in the classic sense, Cirque du Soleil is not. It’s an amazing mix of theatre, circus arts and street entertainment. Every show has its own unique plot and theme. His glory Cirque du Soleil got through breathtaking acrobatic performances, the acoustics, which makes the audience swoon in anticipation of a miracle and costumes of actors, careful attention to detail. Catch du Soleil is not so easy, the circus has toured across countries and continents, visiting world capitals every few years.
Average ticket price: $ 200.
2. Shanghai Circus World
«the Best circus show China” – so aptly and briefly include Shanghai circus criticism. Shanghai Circus World stands on its own arena in the same area of the stadium and Guangzhong Park. and touring the world.
Two major programmes: ERA Intersection of Time and brought worldwide Continue reading
Traditionally autumn in Europe opens a season of classical music, jazz and folk music. Travelers who are going in the fall to visit France, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic and great Britain, will be useful to know where and what music festivals will be held in the near future.
October 9th is still possible to get to the Beethoven Festival in Germany, in Bonn. This year the festival is dedicated not only to Beethoven and Franz Liszt, whose 200th anniversary is celebrated this year.
In Budapest, in the Church of St. Michael will host a festival of Baroque music . The audience will have time to hear Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Praetorius, Pergolesi, Couperin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Dubois and other composers.
Every year 7 and 21 October in Brno international festival “Moravian autumn “. This year the theme of the festival declared “freedom or non-Freedom of music”. Before students perform Austrian Tonkünstler orchestra, Ballet am Rhein, violinist Vadim Gluzman, Czech Quartet Pavel Haas, Russian academic orchestra of the Voronezh and other musicians. In parallel with the festival of arts will be held a scientific Colloquium (October 10-12), which will be devoted to the history of Central European music during the time interval Continue reading