Май 17, 2016
Festival of Lights will take place in October-November 2016 in St. Petersburg. For several days various city sites will become venues where citizens and guests of the Northern Capital of Russia will have the opportunity to see the best achievements of audio-visual art, performance, interactive installations, public art and tech theatre.
More information about the event at http://www.visit-petersburg.ru/en/event/1455/
The grand premiere show of St.-Petersburg Festival of Lights was held on 29 April. Catharine the Great monument and facade of the Alexandrinsky Theatre were brought to life by 3D-mapping and audio-visual technology. For the first time in Russian history the mapping was created not only on flat surface of a building but on a three-dimensional monument.
Recognizable voices of the actors from the Russian Academic Theatre presented several scenes from Gogol’s "The Government Inspector", Lermontov’s “Masquerade”, Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and other productions. The show culminated with the awakened Catherine II saying, “Let there be light”.
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Das FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS verwandelt Berlin im Oktober in eine bezaubernde Welt voller Lichtkunst und kreativen Inszenierungen. Vielfältige Events, Erlebnistouren und Aktionen rund um das Thema Licht machen es zu einem Gesamtkunstwerk.
The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS turns Berlin in October into a magical world full of light art and creative productions. The variety of events, adventure tours and activities around the theme of light make the Festival one piece of art.
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Festival of lights Berlin 2016
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Kleiner Vorgeschmack auf das Berlin Festival of Ligts 2016! Enjoy and hope to see you soon in Berlin!
Musik: Fahrenhaidt feat. Chris Bekker "Lights will guide me"
Diwali is certainly one of the biggest, brightest and most important festivals of India. While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights". The celebration of Diwali as the "victory of good over evil" refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance. While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration of the festival differ greatly depending on the region, the essence of the festival remains the same — the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit term "Deepavali", which translates to "Rows of lamps". Based on the Hindu lunar calendar, Diwali falls between October and November on an Amavasya or moonless night. Celebrated as the victory of good over evil, the festival is associated with the legend of the Hindu god, Lord Ram's return to his kingdom Ayodhya, after 14 years in exile. The Demon king Ravan of Lanka had abducted Lord Ram's consort Sita only to invite his own death as a result. Lord Ram, along with his brother Laxman and an army of monkeys defeated and killed Ravan and returned to his kingdom with Sita. According to mythology the people of Ayodhya lit up clay lamps known as diyas to welcome him on his return from exile.
Diwali is a five-day affair and kicks of with Dhanteras. 'Dhan' means wealth, hence this day is considered auspicious for buying items related to prosperity like utensils or gold. Vijay and his family also plan to buy something in keeping with the customs of Dhanteras.
The day after Dhanteras is known as Narak Chaudas or Choti Diwali. In short, it is Diwali on a smaller scale, with fewer rituals. Hindus get up before dawn, clean their houses, take a fragrant bath and dress up in festive clothes. Vijay and his family follow suit; they are decorating their house with much excitement to invite Goddess Lakshmi. The whole family rejoices on the occasion by singing aartis or religious hymns while they take part in the puja.
The third day of the festival, also known as Lakshmi puja, is the main Diwali celebration. The day is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi — Goddess of Wealth and Lord Ganesh, the 'Lord of auspicious Beginnings' and 'the Remover of Obstacles'. The devotees worship them seeking prosperity and wealth.
Govardhan puja is the fourth day of the Diwali festival. In some parts of India this day is also known as 'Annakoot'. Legend says that Lord Indra, the Hindu Lord of rain and the king of gods, got angry with the people of the land of Gokul, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. To punish the villagers, the rain god poured out endless rain flooding the village. However, Lord Krishna came to the rescue of the village and sheltered the villagers under Govardhan hill by lifting the entire hill onto his little finger, thereby protecting the villagers and their livestock. Since then this day is celebrated to thank Lord Krishna. This day is also known as Padwa in some parts of the country and people visit their friends and family with gifts and goodies on this day. Vijay's family has a tradition of celebrating this day. The women of the family and neighborhood make a cow dung hillock to perform the ritual of the day. The hillock is built symbolizing Govardhan hill and then decorated with flowers and other elements. The menfolk then pay obeisance to this symbolic hillock by circling around it and singing religious songs. Vijay and Vishal joins in the prayers.
Bhai Duj marks the end of the five days of the Diwali celebrations. Diwali is known as the festival of lights but with so many rituals and traditions it can also be named as the festival of sweets, gifts, fireworks and family.
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November 5, 2016 — Royal Purple Raceway | Baytown, TX
Bucket list dream come true. A beautiful way to light up the night sky. The first Lights Festival outside nearby Houston, Texas.
For the organizers and people who are responsible for bringing this opportunity to Houston, thank you. Thank you for making this dream come true. It was such a wonderful event. The emotions and the stunning experiences will forever be cherished.
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"I See The Light" Violin Cover by Ethan Rose