An introduction to special events

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IntroductionStarting from the past, each society has set specific dates and periods asmilestones. During these dates, specific celebrations happened, usually supportedlocal cultures, mores, religion, and way of life urban or rural. These celebrationsformed the initial festivals which evolved into modern sorts of festivals. Also, theword festival comes from the word feast (fiesta), which means celebration.So we can define festivals as a gathering of people to celebrate a special occasionor an organized group of special events usually happening in one place, or on aspecific day or period, sometimes in remembrance of a religious event, with hissocial activities, food or celebrations. according to the above, festivals gained asignificant role in many communities which explains the vast number of festivalsall over the world such as:CARNIVAL (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)LA TOMATINA (Valencia, Spain)KING'S DAY (Netherlands)There’s a relationship between festivals and special events as festivals can bepractically included in every type of event. There are small, local festivals(neighborhood festivals), regional festivals, and large-scale events (hallmark ormega-events), attracting audiences from the whole country or even abroad forexample the Cannes Film Festival. There are many types of festivals such asseasonal and harvest festivals, music festivals, art festivals, culture festivals, andreligious festivals, food and drink festivals.Festivals play a vital role in the life of the host community. They are seen toprovide important activities and spending outlets for the local population andvisitors and can enhance the economic image of the local community. Local andregional festivals also have the advantage of keeping the local markets strong inaddition to enhancing the identity of the city as well as reinforces the identity ofthe town and increase the number of tourists. Also there’s a great relationshipbetween niche tourism and festival as The festivals support the cultural andtouristic view of the destination. Tourists may already find festivals and events aspart of their overall tourism experience.So No matter where you go around the globe, you will find that everybody lovesto celebrate. And when it comes to celebration, festivals offer something foreverybody. So Whether it’s the arts and culture, food and wine, holidays, orreligion you’re into, there’s a gathering somewhere with your name on it.and inthis papers we will talk about festivals in one of the most beautiful countries inthe world, which isMexico1
Cultural Festivals in MexicoA Cultural festival is a celebration of the mores and traditions of a specificcommunity or region. There are many cultural festivals in Mexico such as:Día de Muertos (Day of the dead)Commemorating the ancestors and the sons who left the country.The Day of the Dead begins on November 2.Families gather to honor their dead, believing that the dead are taking their livesback to Earth.The celebrants seek to honor the dead of each family by lighting candles and toprovide food that was a favorite of their dead, in addition to the wreaths that areplaced on the graves.Exploding Hammer FestivalIn February every year, on the day before great fasting, the small Mexican city ofSan Juan de la Vega honors its saint of the same name, on this day, young menfrom San Juan de la Vega head to a specific location on the edge of the city,carrying bags of homemade explosives, and the explosives are usually a mixtureof tightly packed potassium and sodium chlorate, which can then be attached tothe head of a hammer. Heavy.Guelaguetza FestivalOn the last Monday in July, 'Lunes del Cerro' or 'Two Hill Days', the entire city ofOaxaca is preparing to host the "Guelajuizza Festival". The residents of each ofthe seven regions of Oaxaca are adorning the party with brightly colored clothesin preparation for dancing to the tunes of popular songs and sharing theirtraditions, food, and music. The procession begins on the main Santo DomingoSquare in central Oaxaca,wherespectators line up to watch a human chain of allages wearing masks and a wig of roses and pineapples on their heads andhandcrafted clothing worn by successive generations to dance to the drums, flutesand traditional musical instruments. The main show takes place at the AuditorioGuillajuizza theater in the Cerro del Fortin area.2
Religious festivals in MexicoTHE Banquet OF GUADALUPEOn December 12th every year in Mexico City.Many tourists and plummet visits to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico to lookat La Virgen Morena. Despite the celebration of Lady of Guadalupe to be areligious celebration, the celebrations continue throughout the night with parades,dancing, and fireworks.Las Posadas: A Mexican Christmas TraditionGroup of the holy family stands out of their homes, asking for lodging andsinging songs and there is rejected time, again till groups reach designated home.And it starts, dusk, a procession of faithful takes to streets with children theydressed as angels. Candles light and image and religious figures are a part offestivities.Sports festivals in MexicoOlympic GamesHIGH Elevation: The decision of Mexico City to have the 1968 OlympicGames end up being a dubious one due to the city's high height, 2,300m.The height demonstrated a preferred position in hazardous occasions, forexample, short-separation running, hopping, tossing, and weightlifting. Bethat as it may, the tenuous air demonstrated grievous for those contendingin perseverance occasions.RECORDS TUMBLE: The high elevation prompted world records in theentirety of the men's races that were 400m or shorter, in addition to thelong bounce and triple hop. Presumably the most noteworthyaccomplishment was Bounce Beamon's awesome long hop of 8.90m - aworld record that would keep going for a long time.OLYMPIC FIRSTS: Mexican hurdler Enriqueta Basilio turned into theprimary lady to light the cauldron at the Initial Function. Wyomia Tyus ofthe US turned into the principal competitor to win the 100m twice. DickFosbury won the men's high hop with another hopping style currentlyknown as the "Fosbury Flop", and just because victors needed toexperience a doping test.3
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