The Most amazing holidays of the world
Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the weirdest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland
Traditional Scottish games consist of events, dances, food and drinks, allowing you to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland
These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the coming of summer.
The naked men festival Hadaka Matsuri, Okayama, Japan
The festival is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Phuket, Thailand
Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, eating vegetarian food to escape from the epidemic.
Holiday hens, Wayne, Nebraska, USA
Each summer the town celebrates the CSD in a range of activities: dancing with the biggest chickens in the world, roosts for chickens of cement, decorated by local artists, and others.
The celebration of the body of Christ (Corpus Christi), Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Centuries-old ritual of jumping over children is designed to protect babies from evil spirits.
The Festival Schleicherlaufen, Telfs, Austria
Every five years before the beginning of lent in the city are people in mystic masks.
The Gerewol Festival, Niger, West Africa
Boys attract the attention of the jury and women holiday clothes and traditional dance. Lucky winner gets the wife or beloved.
Lantern festival, Taiwan
Is celebrated on the first full moon night of the new year is a traditional holiday in China and Taiwan.
The feast of the nomads of Kyrgyzstan, Sarala-Saz
A celebration of praise to the skill of the nomads, is celebrated with lots of food and drinks.
“Burning man” (Burning Man), Black Rock desert, Nevada, USA
Fans of this annual event say that they should take part in it in order to feel a kind of community, to understand the basis of the arts and freedom of expression.
The Ganesha Festival (Ganesh Chaturthi), India
A 10-day celebration pays tribute to the popular Hindu God with the head of an elephant. About 200,000 idols of the God Ganesha to decorate public places and homes.
The Feast Of The Black Nazareth, Philippines
During the parade through the streets of Manila believers besieged by a huge image of the Christ of Nazareth Black. Belief in the supernatural powers of the statue goes back more than 400 years.
Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras), Louisiana, USA
This annual festival, during which it is customary to collect the beads, scattered by the organizers, gives Christians the opportunity to have fun before Lent.
Brazilian carnival, Rio de Janeiro
The Samba was born in Rio, remains the heart of the city, and is the basis, perhaps, the most original carnival parade, which became a tradition in 1920.
Flower festival Panagbenga, Baguio city, Philippines
Dancer sprays out water during the festival of flowers, held each year in February. Panegbenga literally means “flowering”.
Loy Krathong, Thailand
In light of the last full moon of the year, the Thais allowed on the water banana leaves, giving them prayers and hopes for the new year.
Holi festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The girl, covered with colored powder during the annual Hindu religious celebration.
Jazz festival and traditions of New Orleans, USA
Show Houma Indians on the jazz festival and traditions in New Orleans exceptionally beautiful.
The festival of lights, Diwalli, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India