Marking the end of the summer season holiday Misericordia in Reus is dedicated to the patroness of the city — our lady of mercy ( Mare de Déu de Misericòrdia ). This festival is a Catalan tradition is one of the most important events in the cultural calendar of the hometown of Antonio Gaudi.
Among traditional events annual September festival in Reus — solemn pilgrimage procession with torches, performances of living builders of the pyramids (“towers”) Castells . dance the Sardana . parades with music, dancing and the obligatory pyrotechnics.
A special joy of the celebration will bring to the children: they will be able to watch the procession of giants and mythical creatures (though the roar of firecrackers is not to everyone!), see the dancing procession of devils and wild devil dance with torches-crackers. Of course, in the program there are more serious events: theatre performances, concerts of classical and contemporary music, lectures, theatre Continue reading
Until then they hadn’t invented beer, it is unknown where people communicate and spend their leisure time. Today for this purpose there are not only pubs, restaurants and bars, and beer festivals. Below we present the ranking of the most popular beer festivals in the world.
The Germans – the best beer nation in the world. According to statistics drinking beer in Germany, 68% of women and 93% of men. It is therefore not surprising that one of the largest beer festivals Oktoberfest takes place in Germany.
It was first held in October of 1810, during the celebration of the marriage of king Ludwig the First and Therese of Saxony. At the time, were arranged in a mass parade of horse races and beer. The event was so pleased the monarch that he ordered to conduct annual beer festival. Since then, every 3rd Saturday of September, millions of tourists and residents come to Oktoberfest, which is held on the Theresienwiese. Here are erected huge tents, designed for several thousand people. Each tent is a branch of the famous Munich beer.
During the celebration beer festival every year 11 million visitors drink pints of beer, eat more than 800 thousand sausages and about 750 thousand chickens.
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14 October in Belarus will celebrate the holiday – mother’s Day! Typically, this holiday has less publicity than the feast of the eighth of March. Although, in my opinion, much more logical to celebrate mother’s day, paying homage to their mothers than to celebrate the holiday feminists. While the TV screen mothers promised a concert and festive television programme.
There are several versions, where did this holiday. According to one version of the origins of this holiday are to be found in ancient Greece, the inhabitants at that time in the spring celebrated the feast of the mother of the gods gay. According to the second version in 250 BCE in Rome celebrated the feast dedicated to the mother of the gods Sebele (Cybele). And the Celts otmuchow mother’s Day, honour the goddess Bridget. From XVII to XIX century in England there was a tradition of celebrating mother Sunday(Mothering Sunday).This day was a tribute to mothers, it was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In America, the tradition to celebrate this holiday appeared in 1870, when the activist women’s movement by Julia ward Howe appealed to all mothers. And then in may of 1907 another American Ann Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia organized a celebration in honor of his deceased mother. The following Continue reading