The festivals of the world
1. The festivals of the world
2. Holi festival
Observed by Hindus mainly in India,
Begins Phalgun Purnima or Pooranmashi
2012 date March 8
2013 date March 27
Celebrations are for 3 – 16 days
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the Holi
festival. The festival has many purposes. First and
foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season,
spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated
good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a
time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying
farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose,
commemorating events presented in Hindu mythology.
the festival and demand every
colour in loads. They have so
many plans in their mind. They
have to be the first to apply
colour to Mama, Papa, siblings
and a big bunch of friends in
their colony. Nobody could miss
being coloured by them and of
course, they need colour for that.
Whatever be the choice of
colour, nobody remains in their
original texture at the end of the
play. And everybody takes delight
looking of the festival is FUN.
6. La Tomatina Festival
7. The story of the festivalIn July 1945, a tomato
fight started in the
market square of Bunol,
near Valencia in Spain.
Two young men began
to argue and, because
they were standing
next to а fruit stall,
they picked up
tomatoes and threw
them at еаch other.
Other people joined in
but the police soon
stopped the fight.
young people in the
town met again at
the market square
fight. Again, the
police stopped the
but а tradition
began: la tomato. А
few years later the
banned the tomato
fight, but the
9. La tomatina rulesIn 1959, the fight became
legal again, but the
participants had to follow
two simple rules: they
couldn't start throwing
tomatoes until а special
signal, and they had to stop
exactly an hour later. Today,
la tomatina is а big tourist
attraction. It takes place
еvеrу year оn the last
Wednesday in August. About
40,000 people join the fight
and throw оvеr 100 tonnes
of tomatoes at each other.
After the fight everyone
gathers in the square
and eats and drinks until late
festival, held in Venice, Italy. The
Carnival ends with Lent, forty days
before Easter on Shrove Tuesday. Masks
have always been a main feature of the
Venetian carnival. Venetian masks can
be made of leather, porcelain or with the
original glass technique. The original
masks were rather simple in design,
decoration, and often had a symbolic
and practical function. It is said that the
Carnival of Venice was started after the
victory of the Venice over the Patriarch
of Aquileia, Ulrico in 1162. In the honor
of this victory, people started to dance
and make reunions in San Marco Square.
After a long absence, the Carnival
returned to operate in 1979. The Italian
government decided to bring back the
history and culture of Venice, and
sought to use the traditional Carnival as
the centerpiece of their efforts. Today,
about 3 million visitors come to Venice
every year to the Carnival.
11. Festival treats monkey in Bangkok, Thailand.This annual festival is held on the last Sunday in November to
the north of Bangkok. Local residents serve generous table of
fruits and vegetables for the monkeys that live here in large
numbers. Perhaps this is a strange festival, but still taking care
of our little brothers is very touching.
12. The Halloween Festival of the Dead, Salem, Massachusetts, the USA
All Hallows' Eve,is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on
October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and
the day initiating the tritium of Hallowmas. In the United States children wear
costumes and masks and go trick-or-treating. Many of them carve jack-o'-lantens out
of pumpkins. Fortunetelling and storytelling about ghosts and witches are popular
Halloween was developed from the new year festivals and the festivals of the dead.
The Christian church established the festival on November 1 called it All Saints' Day
so that people could continue to celebrate the festivals.
The day before All Saints' Day was known all hallows' Eve or All Hallow e'en.
go from door to door saying "trick or treat". The neighbours give children such treats as candies, fruit
and pennies so that children do not play tricks on them.
Jack-o'-lanterns are hallowed-out pumpkins with face carved into one side. Most jack-o'lanterns contain a candle inside. An Irish legend says that jack-o'-lanterns are named after the man
called Jack. He could not enter heaven because he was a miser, and he could not enter hell because he
had played jokes on devil. As a result, Jack has to walk on the earth with his lantern until Judgment Day.
Fortunetelling is an important part of Halloween. For example, a coin, a ring, and a thimble
were baked into a cake. It was believed that the person who found the coin would become wealthy. The
one who found the ring would marry soon. And the person who found the thimble would never get
married. Today people practice cardreading or palmistry.
People once believed that there were many ghosts and witches on the Earth and that they
met on October 31 to worship the devil. Today, people do not believe in ghosts and witches but they like
to tell stories about them on Halloween.
15. Festival of fairy tales in BerlinFairy tale Festival takes place in Berlin from 3 to 20 November. It was
founded in 1989 . 200 artists and authors at 200 sites in all 12 districts of
Berlin tell tales. The Festival began on 8 November and already for 23
times the place is chosen by the German capital. Тhe purpose of this
extraordinary Festival is the maintenance and growth of cultural
heritage in the form of fairy tales, stories and legends. The Festival is
attended by over 350 libraries, theaters and cultural institutions of the
17. Tulip festival in MorgesThe festival was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the Horticultural Society in 1971.
19. Firenze Gelato Festival
20. Italian cuisine is known throughout the world as one of the most original and "artistry." But few people know that ice cream
21. The Lemon Festival in Menton.This festival is held
annually on the
French Riviera for 2
weeks. This festival is
dedicated to the
season lemons which
are grown all year
round, thanks to the
warm climate. In this
festival about 130 tons
of citrus are used.