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Bilbao is a city in northern Spain that seems to be busy. During the week the activity begins early and the streets quickly populate both locals who go to work and tourists who want to squeeze every last second. However, the movement that occurs throughout the week in down town historic seem to translate into Sunday and the streets are filled with life to give rise to spike and pot.
Ancient tradition if any, the spike and pot is meeting every week. All the people gather in the historic centre of Bilbao from 10 in the morning to move from bar to bar in search of delicious snacks and refreshing pots. In each place you stop ask for a snack and a beer. For the 2 PM are ready for a nap.
The most pleasant of the spike and pot, plus the delicious taste, is that it is a ritual that does not distinguish age or social position. Everyone approaches the historic premises in pursuit of their favourites. Entire families, an elderly couple, a group of young people with their dogs, which came on Saturday and were not able to go to sleep. The rockers, conservatives and tourists all come together to celebrate the day off.
The main attraction of India is its cultural heritage, and the best expression of this are the national festivals. In an environment consisting of people of many religions and backgrounds, the festivals in India are a wonderful opportunity to visit the country.
Festivals in India are an integral part of local culture to promote both tourism and the sale of traditional handicrafts. In addition, each region celebrates the festival in accordance with their own customs and rituals. The most common traditions during festivals in India are the processions in the streets, decoration of homes and sacred sites and song and dance folk songs.
Diwali, also known as the festival of light, is one of the most important celebrations. Diwali celebrates the beginning of the Hindu year and Gujarati and is translated as “row of lighted lamps” in reference to the custom of lighting diyas, small clay lamps in every household regardless of social class of their owners. Diwali is a festival of five days beginning on the 15th day of Kartika, according to the Hindu calendar, which can fall in October or November, according to the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is accompanied with candles and fireworks as well as the exchange of gifts between friends and family.