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Colors of Boston - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Boston Public Gardens Panorama Modern inhabitants of the city are known for their tolerance and moderation, as well as huge desire for knowledge. You can even hear legends about the intellectual abilities of the local people. It is believed that every citizen in Boston has a talent. Nowadays more than 70 high education institutions and colleges are opened in Boston. Because of this fact you can always see a lot of young people on the streets of the city.
Taj Boston has been greeting its guests since 1927. Located in a city park, this hotel is a wonderful oasis of silence and calmness in the heart of the city. The atmosphere of guestrooms is … Open
Students from all over the world come here to get high quality education. Snobbery is considered another national trait of the inhabitants of Boston. This trait has even become the subject of numerous jokes and anecdotes. However, judging by your personal communication with local residents, you will never call them prudish and closed people. Boston natives are very talkative and smiling; they will gladly show tourists the right way, have a short talk and complain about the changeable weather.
Independence Day, which is celebrated annually on July 4, is surely the most favorite holiday of the local people. There are many beautiful customs and traditions connected with this holiday here. As a rule, Independence Day is celebrated in a family circle. Many local people decide to go out of town on this day in order to enjoy wonderful nature and escape from the city. On evening everyone gathers on the main square to see beautiful fireworks. However, you may also prefer to stay in the city as many beautiful parades are organized in Boston on this day. Locals, dressed in colorful costumes of red, white and blue colors, go for a walk on the streets of the city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The most luxurious hotel in Boston, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, has been famous for its posh interiors and excellent service since 1912. The hotel has been liked by many presidents of the … Open
Many people visit relatives on Independence Day and give them small gifts. It is also worth noting that during the celebration the city is always visited by numerous tourists. It’s almost impossible to find a free room in the hotels of the city, so we suggest making bookings beforehand. Christmas holidays are another hot period with wonderful and colorful celebrations. This is the time of wonderful fair trades, and so you will see brightly decorated souvenir shops on every street of Boston.
Boston Mass. Temple During the year, in Boston, occur numerous festivals, exhibitions and celebrations. If you plan to visit Boston, do your best to plan the trip on one of some solemn date of the city. The festivals and holidays can last from one-two days up to the entire week. In Boston, you will enjoy the variety of various interesting parades, festivals, celebrations and exhibitions.
Great location of DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Hotel allows guests of this hotel admire picturesque views of the Charles River and Boston skyscrapers. Numerous entertainments nearby … Open
One of the favourite celebrations among local people is the Boston's First Night. It happens on the eve of every new year and starts on the December 31. During the Boston's First Night you have approximately hundred of ideas how to spend this day with fun: dancing, visiting cinema and theatre, shopping and enjoying numerous sales. A number of people, including residents and tourists, on the streets during this day will boggle your mind. The most important place of entertainment is focused in Copley Square and at the Boston Common. There is also one tradition exists among local people, called the People's Procession. It starts at 6:00 PM, where you will have a fantastic time enjoying the ice sculptures, light displays, musical performances and fireworks. This cherished tradition symbolises a successful beginning of a new year.
There are so many churches here In January, after the New Year celebration, you will have a great chance to visit the Boston Wine Festival. This festival takes place in the wineries of the city. Here you will be offered to taste a wide range of wine breeds and the dinner which is specially cooked according to the wine you have picked up. Later on in the middle of January, the Charles Hotel invites and hosts the guests and participants of the Boston Jazz Festival. The uncountable number of famous jazz musicians arrive here to Boston every year and share the joy of music to its guests.
The most popular shopping place in Boston is Newbury Street. In fact, it represents eight blocks filled with boutiques, salons and shops. Boston's Newbury Street has something for everyone. … Open
In case, you will arrive in Boston in March, then you have no other choice but enjoy and spend one day at the New England Spring Flower Show. The main aim of this festival is to inspire people and the whole city by the spring's coming. About 50 designer gardens are the participants of the festival which is hosted by the Bayside Expo and by the Convention Center. On the third Monday of April here in Boston people celebrate the Patriot's Day. In honour of the famous Battles of Lexington and Concord residents of New England offer various vigorous activities in order to spend this day with fun and pleasure. Everything starts from the flower-laying ceremony on Paul revere's grave, together with the reorganisation of the glorious campaign. The procession and other celebrations take place on historically known Freedom Trail. The last Friday of April gives us "Art in Bloom", the exhibition which is taking place at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Boston
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Madonna, Queen of the Universe National Shrine, East Boston, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Annunciation Cathedral, Roslindale, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro, 50.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Providence, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Fall River, 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Boston. Learn the best periods to visit Boston to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Boston.
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