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Traditional decorative Designs Rangoli

Traditional decorative Designs Rangoli

Colorful peacock. Folk art in India – Traditional decorative Designs Rangoli

Traditional decorative Designs Rangoli
Originated from India, Rangoli meant as sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities. The ancient symbols have been passed on through the ages, from each generation to the next. Thus, people kept both the art form and the tradition alive. And traditionally, creating their patterns craftsmen used various materials. In particular, colored rice, dry flour, (colored) sand, salt, glitter, coffee power, flower petals and even fruits! According to belief, Rangoli design can bring good luck. Besides, traditionally done by women. Meanwhile, over the years modern additions have been adapted. Generally, this practice takes place during important events and occasions. For example, festivals, auspicious observances, celebrations of marriages and other similar milestones and gatherings.
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Bee bearding contest

Wang Dalin was the winner of a Bee bearding contest held in Shaoyang City

Chinese Wang Dalin became the winner of Bee bearding contest held in Shaoyang City

Bee bearding contest
The practice of wearing several hundred thousand honey bees on the face, usually as a sideshow-type demonstration at such agricultural shows. Traditionally, beekeepers since ancient times have allowed bees to rest on their bodies. Thus, they demonstrate their rapport with the insects. Meanwhile, it was Petro Prokopovych, a Ukrainian beekeeper, who initiated the practice of congregating measurable quantities of bees on the face, in the 1830s. And such practice spread to various “freak” exhibitions at American carnivals by the end of the nineteenth century.
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Carnevale pre-Lenten celebration in Italy

Carnevale pre-Lenten celebration in Italy

Burgundy color costumes. Carnevale pre-Lenten celebration in Italy

Carnevale pre-Lenten celebration in Italy
Traditionally, Carnevale is the pre-Lenten celebration in Italy, and Mardi Gras predecessor. In fact, the French borrowed this idea and made it popular. Meanwhile this is a time of merry-making, masquerade processions, masked balls, parades and pageants. And of course, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, elegant costumes and opulent masks, singing and dancing, fireworks, and outdoor feasts in the weeks prior to Ash Wednesday.
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Singles Awareness Day. Happy S.A.D. day

Singles Awareness Day Happy S.A.D. day

A poster of Singles Awareness Day. Happy S.A.D. day

Happy S.A.D. day
Dear anti-Valentine’s fans, or Valentine’s anti-fans, including me, I wish you Happy S.A.D. day!
In fact, “Singles Awareness Day” (S.A.D.) is a humorous holiday, celebrated on February 14. Evidently, it is an alternative to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship.
Meanwhile, on Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Besides, some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life. On this day many people wear green, as it is considered to be the ‘opposite’ of red.
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Inspirational Anti Valentine cards

Inspirational Anti Valentine cards

Don’t forget to leave work early today so that people actually think you have Valentine’s Day plans. Inspirational Anti Valentine cards

Inspirational Anti Valentine cards
A little cynic, but yet funny sayings and quotes about st.Valentine’s day. There is a saying, that every joke has a piece of joke, all the rest – truth. Anyway, I hope this hilarious set of someecards collection to Valentine’s day from a successful online card company will put a smile on your face! Being anti Valentine person, I enjoyed these cards as an excellent alternative to usual “sweet” Vcards.
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Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21

Venice Carnival. Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21

The Sun and The Moon Venice Carnival masks. Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21

Mardi Gras 2012 falls on Tuesday February 21
The history of Carnival in Venice and traditional Venetian masks begins in the middle ages.
In fact, Venice Carnival is the most memorable and spectacular event in Italy, and, probably throughout the world. Traditionally, the Carnival in Venice is a theatrical mass insight. Meanwhile, its essential attributes are dances, Carnival costumes sewn in precious stones, gold and of course amazing Venetian masks. Anyone can plunge into a wave of unbridled fun and take part in this incendiary extravaganza of Carnival after trying on over of beautiful theatrical image.
Imagine – decorated with colored ribbons and fabrics boats sailing on smooth waters of the Venetian canals. Also, beautiful music filling every yard and Lane, in all the streets chic outfits and masks. In the sky explode shimmering, multicolored sparks Fireworks, just a fantastic sight!
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Romeo and Juliet inspiration

Romeo and Juliet

The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse; In half an hour she promised to return. Romeo and Juliet inspiration

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Perchance she cannot meet him: that’s not so.
O, she is lame! love’s heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glide than the sun’s beams,
Driving back shadows over louring hills:
Therefore do nimble-pinion’d doves draw love,
And therefore hath the wind-swift Cupid wings.
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