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The strangest holidays

Scottish Islands, Scotland: “Up Helli-AA” fire Festival.

This festival gathers thousands of people.

Earlier in this festival, the Vikings burned thirty-two foot replica of a Viking ship.

The Night Of Ivan Kupala, Belarus, Beaver

At night, in this ancient pagan holiday that is celebrated on the seventh of July, young girls don the whitefish =) through the fire and swim naked. Rituals combined with ancient beliefs about birth.

New Delhi, India: Holi, the festival of colors

Indian girls throw colored powder at each other during the period of the celebration of the Hindi, which indicates the beginning of spring.

The festival of colors ( pick colors) in new Delhi. Indian state holiday in honor of the parish

spring. Celebration in honor of losing care ward of evil and goodness and life. It is celebrated 2 days in a row.

On this date, accordingly to ancient legend, was killed black evil Holika. On this day, in any city happen personal celebration. Everywhere light bonfires, which symbolize the end of winter and the departure of evil spirits (something reminiscent of Shrove Tuesday). The Khaliq burn in the fire, throw the seasonal gifts of Pomona

harvest. Grains, coconuts etc. Early in the morning people go out into Continue reading

The Six most creepy and strange features of Japanese culture

A hikikomori

For the European consciousness in the culture of Japan, many strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country traditions, technologies and the living conditions are not so intricately intertwined. Samurai ideals perfectly coexist with computers of the last generation, and centenarians born in the 19th century – with teenagers dressed as Pokemon. Despite the striking development of all, with regard to technology, Japanese culture is one of the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners.

Below you will find six of the most bizarre aspects of the culture of “land of the rising sun”.

The hikikomori are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there are a small number of people, who are called “hermits”, but this is usually older or even elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders such as depression or agoraphobia.

The Japanese feature of “hermits” – age. It’s either teenagers or young people are slightly over twenty, which is almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course is the Internet, Continue reading

Southeast Asia to Russian

We continue our series on where Russians can travel without obtaining a visa. We have to get together and fly! In past issues we told you where to go without visa to America and what are visa free countries in Europe for the Russians in 2012 and 2013 .

In all the countries of South-East Asia’s well-developed tourism. Exotic nature, sacred places and unique sights attract tourists from all over the world. Local identity, national identity of Asian countries leave no one indifferent. Recently become more and more popular tours in Asian countries without visa requirements for Russian citizens. This simplifies the transfer and gives the tourists the great opportunity to visit unique and exotic places. Currently the visa-free countries of South-East Asia to Russia in 2011, 2012 and the following years: Sri Lanka, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Chinese tropical island of Hainan. In order to decide where you can go to Southeast Asia without a visa for Russians, it is necessary to collect background information about these countries. What we did:

Sri Lanka is a small island. From the equator it is separated 800 km in Sri Lanka collect the excellent Continue reading

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