Places Known For

local traditional

San Bartolo Coyotepec

; One of the major festivals here is Candlemas. The patron saint, Bartholomew the Apostle is feasted in August. During festivals such as these, local traditional dances such as De la Pluma and De los Jardineros Moros y Cristianos can been seen. Both date from the Spanish Conquest (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire). Mercado Artesanal (Crafts Market) However two of the main attractions for the town are Mercado Artesanal (Crafts Market) filled mostly with barro negro pottery and the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca (State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca). State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca - MEAPO thumb right 300px Display of local Textile arts (File:WallMEAPO.JPG) at MEAPO - State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca. The Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca - MEAPO, the State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca (Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca), was founded in 2004 to promote and preserve the traditional crafts of this state. The museum was designed by and is cared for by a commission of craftsmen from San Bartolo Coyotepec. The museum sponsors events such as the "Tianguis artisanal", a crafts flea market, along with other civic groups. Category:Municipalities of Oaxaca Category:Populated places in Oaxaca Category:Mexican potters Category:Mexican art In the central valleys of Oaxaca, the Zapotec villages often have a specific craft associated with them. In those villages, most of the people of that village will be makers of that particular product. In San Bartolo Coyotepec, they are known for their black pottery. San Martín Tilcajete people are known for their carved and brightly painted wooden figures. thumb right Alebrijes at the Pochote Market in Oaxaca, México (File:Alebrijes in Oaxaca, Mexico 2009.jpg) Pottery has a long tradition that extends far back into the pre-Hispanic period. Oaxaca shares many pottery types with other parts of Mexico along with two of its own tradition: barro negro (barro negro pottery) and the green glazed pottery of Atzompa. The first is centered in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec near the capital city. This pottery gets its color from the local clay used to make it and its shine from a technique developed by Doña Rosa Nieto in the mid 20th century. The Atompa green-glazed ware is made much the same way it was in colonial times, although there have been some recent innovations with color and decorative techniques. This pottery is found in Santa María Atzompa, also near Oaxaca city. Surrounding towns A number of small towns surround the main city and are closely linked economically and culturally with the main city. Some of these towns are known for producing certain crafts that are identified with the three central valleys of Oaxaca. In these towns one can see the workshops and the crafts being produced in the traditional manner although most of these towns' products are sold in the main city. Santa María Atzompa produces glazed, glass-inlaid pottery of green, while San Antonio Arrazola and San Martín Tilcajete make alebrijes, small painted wooden figures. San Bartolo Coyotepec is known for its barro negro pottery, and Teotitlán del Valle works with wool and llama to make tapetes, or more commonly, throw rugs. These rugs are known for their intense colors, made traditionally with natural dyes, made from cempasúchil (yellow), cochineal (red) and indigo (blue). In addition, Oaxaca city and surrounding towns have market days, where one can visit the tianguis (open-air markets) set up for that day. There are markets on each day of the week. Monday in Miahuatlan (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) is for buying daily staples, and Tuesday, in Ayoquezco (Ayoquezco de Aldama) is noted for wood furniture. On Wednesday, people head to Etla (Villa de Etla) and Zimatlán (Zimatlán de Alvarez) for dairy products, especially cheese. Thursday is reserved for the two largest ''tianguis'' in Ejutla (Ejutla de Crespo) and Villa de Zaachila. On Friday, in Coyotepec, Jalietza and Ocotlán (Ocotlán (Oaxaca)) cotton textiles, embroidered blouses, corn-husk flowers and glazed pottery from Atzompa are sold. Also Llano park in Oaxaca has a small market. Saturday is reserved for the main city of Oaxaca, and to finish, on Sunday mezcal is sold in Tlacolula (Tlacolula de Matamoros). - 116 San Bartolo Coyotepec San Bartolo Coyotepec Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) - - 116 San Bartolo Coyotepec San Bartolo Coyotepec Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) -

Shuyang County

(simplified Chinese: 淮海戏, traditional Chinese: 淮海戲) is a form of local traditional Chinese theatre which combines musics, vocal performance, and dance. Some plays even contain mime, acrobatics, and Kung fu (Kung fu (term)). It was created in the 19th century and fully developed in the World War II. The form is popular in Shuyang, Suqian, Lianyungang and Yancheng, with the dialect of Shuyang as the standard pronunciation. Huaihai Opera was born in the years around the 1830s


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rites. Harland, 2003, 91–103, finds among these examples a privately funded local, traditional Graeco-Asian civil association offering cult to Demeter and the Emperor as a form of mystery cult: ''contra'' Price, 1986, 7–11, who believes that Emperors lacked the requisite fully divine status. See also Harland, 1996. The Greek cities of Roman Asia (Asia (Roman province)) competed for the privilege of building high-status Imperial cult centres

Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture

; The local traditional folk sing'' huaer ''is called the soul of northwest or the encyclopedia of northwest(it is usually refer to five provinces in northwestern China) There are numerous mosques and temples throughout the rest of Linxia. Beautiful mountain scenery can be found at Taizi Mountain Nature Reserve, which stretches along the prefecture's southern border. In 2002 these sites and others drew 400,000 tourists, up 20%, who added a total 110,000,000 RMB, up 50%, to the local economy


(''English as a Second Language'') instruction in South Korea. See the main South Korea (South Korea#Work) article for details. Jinju is a university city with potentially many options for ESL work. Buy Souvenirs for the Tourist There´s an excellent silk outlet across the street from the fortress(촉석루) towards the main bridge. The prices are good and the quality and selection are excellent. If you want to experience a local traditional flea market, you could swing by Joong-ang


groceries) could be cheaper than in other European countries like Britain, France, Italy or Germany. Most electronic equipment like iPods and computers are, however, considerably more costly here. * WikiPedia:Szeged Commons:Szeged


in Niafunké and to create a training center for young artists playing local traditional instruments. The 11th Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government in Brazzaville during January 2004 welcomed the fact that the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of a Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa (COPAX) had received the required number of ratifications to enter into force. The Summit also adopted a declaration on the implementation of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development) in Central Africa as well as a declaration on gender equality. A meeting of Defence Chiefs of Staff (Chief of staff (military)) was held in Brazzaville in October 2003, at which it was decided that a brigade-size peacekeeping force would be created in order to intervene in unstable Central African areas. UK House of Commons, House of Commons Written Answers 28 April 2004, part 37, accessed March 2009 This could then form one of the African Union's five planned brigades of the African Standby Force, one brigade for each region (North (North Africa), West (West Africa), Central (Central Africa), East (East Africa) and Southern Africa). The meeting recommended that military planners from each of the ECCAS states form a group to work out the details for the force. They also suggested the establishment of a joint peacekeeping training centre and military exercises every two years. The first of these is to take place in Chad. African Championships (2004 African Championships in Athletics) Brazzaville, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) bgcolor "gold" align "center" 1st After the independence of Mali (History of Mali#Independence.2C 1960 - present) in 1960, Mr. Kouyaté entered the Malian Soccer Federation as first general secretary given his high organizational and management skills in soccer. He was one of the delegates of the Malian soccer team during the African Games of 1965 in Brazzaville, Congo (Republic of the Congo), in which the team obtained the silver medal. He was invited to the Soviet Union, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, East Germany, and the People's Republic of China with the Mali soccer team in the mid 1960s. He was also among the delegation of the Malian soccer team in the 1972 African Nations Cup in Yaounde, Cameroon. Unfortunately, the Malian soccer team, with Salif Keita, once again lost to Congo in the final. Chad was linked in 1905 with three French colonies to the south—Oubangui-Chari, Middle Congo (History of the Republic of the Congo) (present-day Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)), and Gabon (History of Gabon). But Chad did not receive separate colony status or a unified administrative policy until 1920. The four colonies were administered together as French Equatorial Africa under the direction of a governor general (Governor-General) stationed in Brazzaville. The governor general had broad administrative control over the federation, including external and internal security, economic and financial affairs, and all communications with the French minister of the colonies. Lieutenant governors, also appointed by the French government, were expected to implement in each colony the orders of the governor general. The central administration in Brazzaville tightly controlled the lieutenant governors despite reformist efforts toward decentralisation between 1910 and 1946. Chad's lieutenant governor had greater autonomy because of the distance from Brazzaville and because of France's much greater interest in the other three colonies. As for the number of troops deployed in the country, there were three battalions for a total of about 3.000 soldiers. 1973 Brazzaville, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) 16 Optional caption Host city Brazzaville, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) Nations participating The first '''All-Africa Games''' were played from July 18, 1965 to July 25, 1965 in Brazzaville, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). After the success of the first African Games, the organizing bodies awarded the second games to Bamako, Mali to be held in 1969. A military coup disrupted the plans and the organizers moved the games to Lagos, Nigeria to be held in 1971. The games were postponed once again and finally opened in January 1973. A torch was lit in Brazzaville a week before the games and transported to Lagos as a symbol of the continuity of the games. April 15, 1997 saw HMM-261 prepared for a pending Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) in the country of Zaire, leaving behind a detachment of (4) CH-46's and (2) UH-1N's to board the USS ''Ponce'' (USS Ponce (LPD-15)). The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Forward, which included HMM-261 (REIN) Det. A departed on time and entered the Mediterranean Sea to cover the 22nd MEU's commitments. During the deployment, the main body of the 22nd MEU participated in two major operations: Operation Guardian Retrieval, operating out of Brazzaville, Congo (Republic of Congo); and Operation Noble Obelisk, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which resulted in the evacuation of more than 2,500 American citizens and foreign nationals. Meanwhile, HMM-261 (REIN)'s Det. A participated in Operation Silver Wake in Tirana, Albania. A year later, in October 1998, HMM-261 was called upon to help provide hurricane (Hurricane Georges) relief in Puerto Rico. The '''Association des Scouts et Guides du Congo''' (ASGC, Scout and Guide Association of the Congo) is one of the national Scouting and Guiding (Girl Guides) organizations of the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville). The coeducational organization was founded in 1992 and has about 40 groups with 3,000 members UN NGO directory , but there is no national organization recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. * Guinea-Bissau (official name of the country with capital Bissau, as distinct from Guinea, with capital Conakry) * Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa (from the respective capitals of what are officially Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo) When Hissène Habré formed his first cabinet on October 21, 1982, after having overthrown the GUNT, Yodoyman remained in the cabinet as Minister of Planning. In March 1984 Habré entrusted him with an important mission to Brazzaville and Paris, meant to sound the Southern opposition leaders and verify the possibilities of reaching an accord with them. WikiPedia:Brazzaville commons:Brazzaville


of the city. It is one of the 'small jobs' which exist in Abidjan. Night life Overall, the night life in Abidjan is considered to be one of the liveliest in the whole of Africa. The district has an abundance of night-clubs, maquis, out-door areas and go-go bars. These entertainment platforms provide a musical 'pipeline' encompassing mainly DJs, Coupé Décalé and Zouglou, and, in lesser amounts, other local and international varieties. Formerly containing only local traditional varieties

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