Carnivals in Europe originated in Italy. Many centuries carnival, folk festival under the open sky, accompanied by numerous masquerades, theatrical games, solemn street processions, is the best tradition of the Italian people. From time immemorial, according to art historian Pavel Pavlovich Muratov (1881-1950), ” hall it was the street itself, and ballroom costume was common to all bautta. More importantly, everyone could enjoy, because he knew how to enjoy it.” Foreigners visiting Italy, admired ” this bright unfeigned cheerfulness, which is now not in other Nations “. (N. In. Gogol, “Rome”.)
Carnival in Venice
Carnival in Venice is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. Every year from all over the world it attracts more than 500,000 of thousands of fans at the Venice festival. Unlike other places, Venetian carnival fully covers the entire city. Colorful festive crowd fills the narrow streets and spacious squares. Carnival has its roots in the deep past. In 1296, the Senate of the Venetian Republic declared a public holiday last day before Lent. Thus, it becomes a public holiday.
The heyday of the Venetian carnivals reached in the 18th century. Then they were not only the highlight of the year, but also the meaning of existence. During the carnival, nothing seemed too shameful, too bold, too reckless, too slutty. Opened hundreds Continue reading
Residents of Nizhny Novgorod and area residents honor the old traditions and take great pleasure in creating new ones. Because of this we have many celebrations and festivals that the whole year marching in all districts of the region.
In the course of festive events organized theatrical performances, concerts and exhibitions, and sometimes organized mass rides in Nizhny Novgorod and the region (we love them) or competition in an old Russian traditional games.
The festival ’s Golden Khokhloma”
Place . the town of Semenov
Date: third weekend of June
Every year in early summer at seed city that was the birthplace of Golden Khokhloma, a festival of the same name. Here in various forms is presented all sorts of folk and craft art .
Thanks to this festival, Semenov received the status of “the Capital of arts and crafts”. The festival takes place from the noise and bright colors, to watch and participate here come the guests not only from Russia but also from abroad.
In the midst of the holiday’s Central square is transformed into a diverse crowd of artists and tourists in the center of which is located the stage for performances.
Speaking of the stage. On her show as local performers and well-known Continue reading
The person, who is in Japan on the third Saturday of February, you need to be prepared to see on the streets a group of almost naked men who are going before dark one-a crowd of thousands, and at midnight their covers is insane… and many witnesses of the events involved in this action, trying to touch at least one naked body. What is a mass Striptease, slaughter nudists or perverts? No. This Hadak Matsuri is an annual Japanese festival of naked men. We present you interesting facts about this very eccentric festival.
The history of this festival spans over a thousand years, it is celebrated, starting with the 767. The Japanese believe that people annually needs to be cleansed from damage, misery and negative energy. This happens on the eve of the lunar new year in February. Moreover, the manipulation should be performed with almost naked bodies, using frost and ice water, so Japanese men strip naked and wound on itself, fundoshi white loincloth. According to them, the naked body is able to absorb more of the goodness, and consequently, to get rid of more misery. More nothing on it, and it’s in February!
And some daredevils do remain naked, maybe because of the desire to better Continue reading