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Summer festivals of Japan

The summer season begins in Japan after the end of the rainy season, somewhere in the beginning of July, and this time of grace since ancient times decided to celebrate a variety of festivals, some of which have survived from ancient times to the present day. Here are some of the most exciting summer festivals in Japan. which if possible should visit:

The City Of Kyoto. Festival “Gion”

Festival “gion” begins the first of July, and lasts almost the entire month, the official closing ceremony held on July 29, and the peak of the festival falls on July 17th – on this day is the main festival procession.

Festival “gion” is held for about 1140 years and is an ancient tradition centistoke Yasaka Shrine. This is one of the three major festivals in Japan. along with the “Kanda” held in Tokyo and “Tenjin” held in Osaka. Festival “gion” — it is a peculiar appeal to the gods with a request to cast out “evil spirits” and save the villagers from epidemics and diseases. The most vivid and memorable event of the festival — the passage through the Central area of Kyoto floats. The floats were colorful stretcher on two staves, made in the form of mountains and surrounded by long swords and lances. The weapon plays the role of an exiled evil Continue reading

India country Information India

In Delhi – Red Fort, JAMA Masjid, Raj Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, the Secretariat Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, national Museum, national gallery of modern art, Museum of J. Nehru Museum of national crafts, the zoo, the tomb Safdarjung, Great mosque, public Hall receptions Mughal, Palace, Rang Mahal, the Pearl mosque, the tower of the XII century. Qutb-Minar, stainless centuries metal column is one of the wonders of the world.

In Bombay St. John’s Church, Prince of Wales Museum, St. Thomas Cathedral, Aquarium of Taraporevala, Museum of Western India, Victoria Park Gardens zoo, caves Kanheri with bas-reliefs II-IX centuries several churches VII.

On the Malabar hills are picturesque Hanging Gardens and Park Kamala Nehru, the temple of Mahalaxmi, the tomb and the mosque of Haji Ali, Nehru planetarium, Elephanta island, national Park Krishnagiri Upavan, beach Manori beach, Monplaisir, caves Jogeshwari and Pool.

The city of Agra – the capital of the Mughal Empire, here is one of the wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal, the Mausoleum of Akbar and majestic palaces in Agra Fort, Pearl mosque (XVII century), the marble mausoleum Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals

Almost a couple of months back I told you about some of the amazing holiday in the world: the monkey feast in India, throwing pumpkins in the U.S., the festival of colors in India, Orange slaughter in Italy. also in a separate article devoted to the Festival «La Tomatina» in Colombia. So friends here I looked for another 9 very breathtaking festivals around the world. I wish to share them with you. Start…

1. Naki Sumo festival of crying babies (Japan)

No matter what a mom feels bad when her child cries, but during this festival a resounding cry is a huge advantage. Every year in the castle Sensoji in Tokyo, is more than 400 years of history, which aims to calm cranky babies and keep them healthy. Two adult sumo fighter lifts him into the air samll children and grimaces trying to scare them to such a degree, that baby roared all he was worth. The arbitrator listens intently to both children and determines the favorite. Ancestors voluntarily give their own children for a role in this competition, believing that it helps to ward off evil spirits and protect them through life. This year in Naki Sumo involves more than 80 kids under the age of one year.

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