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
I already wrote that Hanami — admiring the cherry blossoms and plum is one of the favorite holidays-festivals of the Japanese. And let say that the Japanese did not only admire the cherry blossoms, but resting under the shade of indescribable beauty love to drink a bottle of sake, nothing wrong there. Who doesn’t like to combine camping with reasonable tasting delicious drinks.
Sakura only blooms for a short time, but if we consider this process throughout Japan, the cherry blossom period is from January until may. The first cherry blossoms in Okinawa and completes its March spring on the cold island of Hokkaido. The calendar is published annually, is the forecast of cherry blossom throughout Japan, map of the most beautiful places and the locals, and guests during this period, the most actively visit Japan, subject to this calendar are you going to celebrate this wonderful holiday of nature. Hanami is celebrated and as a corporate event, family vacation and how the vacation with close friends.
The most popular and beautiful places of cherry blossom is the following places (in this article we will discuss only a part of the parks of Tokyo):
Tokyo — Shinjuku Gaughan — this is one of the largest and most popular parks in Tokyo, located Continue reading
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If your trip is time-limited, it is best to choose one country and get to know her better. Assistant you will be an overview of the most beautiful cities in Italy .
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