We veterans of the festival involved more than one decade, the scars quite conspicuous. At the parade, we see hundreds of people. Vegetarian Festival is now not only religious but also commercial holiday. Children dressed in T-shirts for hotels, mobile phones, banks, sneaked the yellow flags of the vegetarian festival. Officials pass on machines with ice cream and hand out wanting cooling balls in wafer cups. Among them are decorated with flowers and flags of the machine, pulling a Nine Emperor Gods. On some pickup trucks are women, immersed in a trance, they chanting prayers in the ancient Chinese and sprinkled holy water around.
Warriors of the Gods, surrounded by aides carry their heavy burden. They bless the people of Phuket Town, which put special tables near their homes and shops with offerings Ma Song. Everyone tries to get a gift from elected: charms on his hand, blessed sweets or small pieces of yellow cloth with Chinese characters, protecting them from evil spirits. Complete the process of men carrying on their shoulders altars with Nine Imperial Gods. They hang on the figures of gods long strip of firecrackers and blowing them. The noise is incredible, the smoke enveloped the street, the pavement littered with scraps of red paper to the ankle. By nightfall starts the next part of the festival vegetarians.
The temples are set huge ladders, steps which are sharp blades. Favorites pass on them without a single drop of blood. By comparison, walking on hot coals and bathing in hot oil seems child's play. At the end of the day ma Song going to the temple where the monks, he laid his hands on the Warriors of the Gods, remove them from the trance. According says he does not remember what happened during the day. His exploits resemble a strip of adhesive on the cheeks. On the last day of the festival vegetarians residents of Phuket escort Nine Emperor Gods. Hundreds of men, bare to the belt, are altars with figures of gods. Everywhere exploding firecrackers. The city surrounds a thick pall of smoke, and I think that this is not a happy ending of the holiday and the beginning of an unexpected invasion of the enemy. Gods, with honors, was escorted to heaven to a year later they again paid tribute to Phuket with his presence.
May 19 Dutch Ministry of Finance on behalf of John Kish said that if the bankruptcy of Greece yet to happen, do not expect anything other than the effect of "dominoes" in the eurozone. To avoid this, the country of the Hellenes to or declare bankruptcy or to leave the euro zone. "I understand these feelings, but the people expressing them, do not fully understand the consequences" – shares his thoughts, Jan Kees de Jager on the website of the Ministry of Finance Netherlands. The country of tulips very disadvantageous to drachma returned to his homeland of Odysseus, because in this case, Greece will not give up debts concluded Keys. Greece just need to continue to conduct all the planned reforms, the minister said. Several earlier Chairman of the IMF's Thomsen Greece made a statement that the Greeks plan to reduce the budget deficit will not be executed until the heads begin to more actively reforming the financial system. Meanwhile, the country's hottest beaches continue to receive visitors, and vacation in Greece in 2011 season more popular than ever.
The Greeks are counting on additional income from tourism, in turn, the tourists have the unique opportunity to travel to resorts cheaply, since businessmen are forced to cut prices. Designed to attract the attention of tourists Greek Theatre Festival, taking place in the town of Paphos, Nicosia, Limassol until July 31. According to eyewitnesses, it is extraordinarily spectacular event. The most popular productions will be played until September. Works of antiquity are set in the historic scenery, the largest number of spectators gather contemporary variations works of Aristophanes. Going to Greece, do not forget to explore some of the traditions of cheerful Greeks.
Most curious things going on, when the tourists accustomed to nod your head in agreement or shaking it as a sign of denial. Here, the opposite is true: for the expression of the word "no" use head movement downward movement of the same from side to side – it did not. Also keep in mind that the concept of time here, as in the days of Socrates, in the abstract. At an appointment at 11:30 am likely to meet with invited as at 11.00 and at 12.00, and the bus, which formally should be after 17.00, may not appear. That such carelessness.