Carnival involves huge masquerade bands, dazzling costumes, exciting music and unmatched energy for partying. The Carnival season begins right after the Christmas leftovers have been put in the fridge and ends with a final 3-day frenzy that ends on Ash Wednesday. It is a holiday season that last approximately one month and climaxes in a large party in Port of Spain on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday with celebrations such as Dimanche Gras, J’ouvert, and Mas. Music styles associated with Carnival include soca, calypso and steel pan. The festival of Carnival was originated with Italian Catholics in Europe, spreading to the French and Spanish, who brought the pre-Lenten tradition when they settled and brought slaves to Trinidad, Dominica, Haiti, Martinique and other islands.
1.8.1 Dongyue Temple Fair Taishan Dongyue Temple Fair started in the Tang dynasty, around 1500 years ago and it was normally organized in April when the Mount Taishan spirit was born. Initially, it was a grand festival for people to worship the gods and local sprits to produce a physical and mental pleasure. Because of wars, the Dongyue Temple Fair used to be terminated for several decades. In order to promote the traditional culture and meet the needs of the local people, the Donyue Temple Fair began to be organized by the government on1986. The whole fair lasted for 7 days with a continuation of the old traditions, including some normal religious activities, primarily materials trading, cultural entertainment and tourism.
Durga Puja Festival/Holiday OVERVIEW Durga Puja is a yearly Hindu festival, observed from the 6th to the 10th day of the luminous lunar phase of Ashvin(the 7th month in the Hindu lunisolar calendar). Durga Puja celebrates, with veneration, the worship of Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, who is said to have killed a buffalo-like demon called "Mahishasura. On the day of Mahalaya, the worshippers rise early to seek the face of Durga, in prayers. The worshippers are offered flowers and sweets during the festival. The Hindu priest reads from the sacred slokas of “Chandi” and then performs the Puja.
Latvian Easter Traditions It was the Latvians from olden days that created many of the Latvian Easter traditions that are still followed today. It is important today for parents and grandparents to pass on these traditions. Latvians look upon Easter as the first official holiday which celebrates the arrival of spring. Today they celebrate Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. In the early days Easter was celebrated for three whole days and in a year when February had 29 days they even celebrated four days.
April Fools’ Day April 1st, odd years only. April Fools! On April 1, 1950, the sleepy town of Hot Springs, New Mexico officially changed its name to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Here’s how it happened. In March of 1950, and to promote the tenth anniversary of the popular radio game show, Truth or Consequences, host Ralph Edwards promised to broadcast an episode of the program from the first town in America that would rename itself after the show.
1.1.6 Holidays & Celebrations Germany commends normal occasions like Christmas and Easter. They likewise have "German Unification Day" on October 3 which was the rejoining of East and West Germany and it is government occasion. They additionally commends a major lager bash it's known as the "Oktoberfest" its begins every year on a Saturday in September and closures 16 to 18 days after the fact, on the main Sunday in October. 1.1.7 Business culture The longing for systematization is a noteworthy goal of German business life. Amazements and jokes are not invited.
Origin of carnivals in the world Examples of carnivals that are famous : Mardi Gras, Venice, and Rio Carnival Brief explanation about Fasching in Germany (Niekerez 649) Thesis Statement: Fasching is a piece of world culture like religion that differs throughout history and keeps people together. BODY: Current Fasching celebration Topic sentence: Likewise the other famous celebration such as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Fasching is a traditional festivity in which people join parades, dress up and paint their faces. However, Fasching is more than a carnival, it is the fifth season in Germany. Time Fasching officially begins on 11 November at 11:11. Why number 11?
On July 9, 1733, the Shogunate carried out the festival again on the day of the opening of the river that connects the two countries, praying for the dead. At that time the fireworks were launched as the roots of the current fireworks display. It was quite laid back with about 20 fireworks. In the early stages of the launch, the Kagiya was the lead fireworks manufacturer, which was founded in Edo in 1659. Afterwards, the head of the seventh Kagiya Tamaya Kiyoshichi and Tamaya Ichibee was divided into categories, and Ichibee founded Tamaya in 1808.
Introduction The World Heritage Site Abu Mena is located in the dessert Maryout about 45km southwest of Alexandria, Egypt. Abu Mena was a town, monastery complex and Christian pilgrimage centre in Late Antique Egypt and was built in remembrance of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in 296 A.D. But due to agricultural development Abu Mena has been facing a dramatic rise of the water table over the past ten years which has put it on the UNESCO danger list. Paragraph 1: Abu Mena was initially listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. For its resemblance of criteria four (iv) on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which stated it was to be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape
Have you ever wonder why Bacolod is called "The City of Smiles"? It's because it was the home of the world-famous Masskara Festival. It's where people wear traditional and customized "smiling" masks every October. They host several events like the Masskara Queen pageant, Electric Masskara, and the annual Masskara Dance Competition. This city is just a one hour flight from Manila, and under 30 minutes from Cebu City.