The most amazing holiday of peace

Holiday chickens in Wayne, Nebraska. Men dressed as chickens, preparing to speak at the chicken show.
Every summer, Wayne - a city in Nebraska, honors these birds a variety of activities: dancing with
the biggest chicken in the world, perches for the hens of cement, decorated by local artists and to
chagrin birds patron celebrations race wins in which those who eat more chicken
wings. (Joel Sartore).

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Competitions in the Highlands of Scotland. Member of the games dressed in traditional Scottish kilt, competes in
hammer throw in the competition held in Glenfinnane. Traditional Scottish games consist
of events, dances, food and drinks, to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson).

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hammer throw in the competition held in Glenfinnane. Traditional Scottish games consist
of events, dances, food and drinks, to relax from everyday work. (Jin Richardson). & Quot; / & gt;

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. "The Celts" with bare torsos raised torches during the Festival
Beltane Fire near Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. These annual festivities are modern
revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer. (Jim Richardson).

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Beltane Fire near Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. These annual festivities are modern
revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer. (Jim Richardson). & Quot; / & gt;

Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, holiday naked men) in Okayama, Japan,
It is a traditional festival, which is celebrated 1200 years already. The picture was taken in winter,
temperatures around 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification. (Paul Whitton / My Shot).

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It is a traditional festival, which is celebrated 1200 years already. The picture was taken in winter,
temperatures around 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification. (Paul Whitton / My Shot). & Quot; / & gt;

Vegetarian Festival, Thailand. Believers Temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade vegetarian festival
Phuket in Thailand, stick a gun in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist
ceremony in 1825, when the people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food, to escape the epidemic. (David Longstreath / AP).

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Phuket in Thailand, stick a gun in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist
ceremony in 1825, when the people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food, to escape the epidemic. (David Longstreath / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Celebration of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi), Spain. The masked man known as El Colacho, a symbol of Satan, jumps
through a group of girls. The centuries-old ritual designed to protect children from evil spirits. Celebration Chorpus Christi, held
every year in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, and pays tribute to the Catholic celebration of Holy Communion. (Israel L. Murillo / AP).

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through a group of girls. The centuries-old ritual designed to protect children from evil spirits. Celebration Chorpus Christi, held
every year in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, and pays tribute to the Catholic celebration of Holy Communion. (Israel L. Murillo / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Schleicherlaufen Festival, Austria. Streets Telfs, Austria, transformed into a mystical world and almost otherworldly. People in masks
pass through the city every five years, just before the start of Lent. The first evidence of the festival Schleicherlaufen
It refers to the fifteenth century, but the holiday may also have deeper roots associated with pre-Christian rituals residents
region. (Melissa Farlow).

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pass through the city every five years, just before the start of Lent. The first evidence of the festival Schleicherlaufen
It refers to the fifteenth century, but the holiday may also have deeper roots associated with pre-Christian rituals residents
region. (Melissa Farlow). & Quot; / & gt;

Gerewol Festival, Republic of Niger. In West Africa, nomadic Wodaabe annually celebrated their ideas of beauty during the holiday
Gerewol. Boys attracted the attention of the jury of the women festive clothes and a traditional dance called Jake. The lucky winner
He gets a wife or sweetheart. (Mike Hettwer).

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Gerewol. Boys attracted the attention of the jury of the women festive clothes and a traditional dance called Jake. The lucky winner
He gets a wife or sweetheart. (Mike Hettwer). & Quot; / & gt;

Lantern Festival, Taiwan. Glowing lights are up hope and prayer Thai New Year. Celebrated on the first full moon night
new Year. Night lights is a traditional holiday in China and Taiwan. And if its origin is still unknown, the festival,
It seems to have a long life lies ahead - in recent years during the festival also hosts fireworks and light shows. (Wally Santana / AP).

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new Year. Night lights is a traditional holiday in China and Taiwan. And if its origin is still unknown, the festival,
It seems to have a long life lies ahead - in recent years during the festival also hosts fireworks and light shows. (Wally Santana / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Kyrgyzstan. Horses and riders involved in a long holiday Kyrgyz nomads. Current residents are proud to show that they
can still perform acrobatics on horseback riding and even to improvise during the struggle, called oodarish. Holiday praising
skill nomads celebrated with lots of food and beverages. This event, which is held in a barn-Saz, attracts many
tourists to this beautiful but remote area. (Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP / Getty Images).

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can still perform acrobatics on horseback riding and even to improvise during the struggle, called oodarish. Holiday praising
skill nomads celebrated with lots of food and beverages. This event, which is held in a barn-Saz, attracts many
tourists to this beautiful but remote area. (Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP / Getty Images). & Quot; / & gt;

Burning Man, Nevada. The yacht, which "floats" among the sand, is one of the attractions of the festival Burning Man. What is the
is Burning Man? Fans of this annual event say that they should take part in it in order to feel
itself a kind of community, understand the basics of art and freedom of expression. The festival is held once a year in the desert Black Rock,
Nevada. (Mitch Horning, My Shot).

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is Burning Man? Fans of this annual event say that they should take part in it in order to feel
itself a kind of community, understand the basics of art and freedom of expression. The festival is held once a year in the desert Black Rock,
Nevada. (Mitch Horning, My Shot). & Quot; / & gt;

Ganesh Festival, India. Festival Ganesh Chaturthi (length 10 days) paid tribute to the popular Hindu god with an elephant head.
About 200,000 idols of Lord Ganesha is decorated in public places and homes. The celebration reaches its climax when the big statue
Ganesha is immersed in the Arabian Sea for ceremonial ablutions. (Gautam Singh / AP).

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About 200,000 idols of Lord Ganesha is decorated in public places and homes. The celebration reaches its climax when the big statue
Ganesha is immersed in the Arabian Sea for ceremonial ablutions. (Gautam Singh / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Feast of the Black Nazarene, Philippines. During the parade through the streets of Manila believers precipitated by a huge image of Christ, the Black Nazarene.
Every year, this festival attracts hundreds of thousands of Christians, most of whom go barefoot and leave their clothes organizers,
in the hope that things will rub their statue and returned to their rightful owners. Belief in the supernatural powers of the statue has been going on for 400 years,
perhaps because of its incredible story. During the trip from Mexico in 1606, a boat that carried the statue, a fire broke out, but,
statue, though blackened, was saved. (Aaron Favila / AP).

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Every year, this festival attracts hundreds of thousands of Christians, most of whom go barefoot and leave their clothes organizers,
in the hope that things will rub their statue and returned to their rightful owners. Belief in the supernatural powers of the statue has been going on for 400 years,
perhaps because of its incredible story. During the trip from Mexico in 1606, a boat that carried the statue, a fire broke out, but,
statue, though blackened, was saved. (Aaron Favila / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Mardi Gras, Louisiana. Fat Tuesday - classical celebration in New Orleans. This annual celebration gives Christians the opportunity to
to have some fun before the beginning of Lent. In New Orleans, collecting beads is part of the celebration since the organizers
We threw them into the crowd at the beginning of the 20s. (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images).

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to have some fun before the beginning of Lent. In New Orleans, collecting beads is part of the celebration since the organizers
We threw them into the crowd at the beginning of the 20s. (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images). & Quot; / & gt;

Carnival, Brazil. Gracyanne Barbosa, leading from the Mangueira samba school, participating in the carnival on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in 2009. Dance
Samba was born in Rio, it remains the heart of the city, and is the basis of perhaps the most original of the carnival parade. Since 1920, this is one of
the largest festivals in the world gathers musicians, dancers and designers, representing the city's schools, where study participants carnival
during the year. (Natasha Pisarenko / AP).

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Samba was born in Rio, it remains the heart of the city, and is the basis of perhaps the most original of the carnival parade. Since 1920, this is one of
the largest festivals in the world gathers musicians, dancers and designers, representing the city's schools, where study participants carnival
during the year. (Natasha Pisarenko / AP). & Quot; / & gt;

Flower Festival Panagbenga, Philippines. Dancer sprays water around him during the festival of colors Panagbenga, held
Every year in February, Baguio City, Philippines. Panegbenga - a term that literally means "blooming". (Richard Balonglong).

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Every year in February, Baguio City, Philippines. Panegbenga - a term that literally means "blooming". (Richard Balonglong). & Quot; / & gt;

Loy Krathong, Thailand. Loy Krathong festival is particularly attractive as their place of birth - in historical park Sukhothai in Thailand,
where lie the ruins of the ancient capital of the country. In the light of the last full moon of the year, the Thais let the water banana leaves (Krathong), giving them
to pray and hope for the new year. (Romain Cintract / Aurora Photos).

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where lie the ruins of the ancient capital of the country. In the light of the last full moon of the year, the Thais let the water banana leaves (Krathong), giving them
to pray and hope for the new year. (Romain Cintract / Aurora Photos). & Quot; / & gt;

Holi festival. Girl covered with colored powder during Holi festival. Hindu religious celebration, held every year in
Kalua Lumpur, Malaysia. (Umar Roslan).

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Kalua Lumpur, Malaysia. (Umar Roslan). & Quot; / & gt;

Jazz Festival and tradition of New Orleans. Show Houma Indian festival of jazz and traditional New Orleans is exceptionally beautiful.
(Calb Izdepski).

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(Calb Izdepski). & Quot; / & gt;

Diwalli, Festival of Lights. Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, people with candles in their hands to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
This festival lasts for five days, and symbolizes the beginning of a new year and the victory of light over darkness. (Joe McNally, National Geographic).

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This festival lasts for five days, and symbolizes the beginning of a new year and the victory of light over darkness. (Joe McNally, National Geographic). & Quot; / & gt;

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