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Brazilian carnival

For almost half a century, the carnival in Rio – the most famous in the world.

• it sets the tone for the carnivals in Europe and America. its the modern world Brazilian carnival has developed quite recently, in the first half of the twentieth century. Tied to the lunar calendar, Easter and lent, Brazilian carnival, like Mardi Gras – holiday mobile, it is the end of February or beginning of March.

• From a European tradition of solemn processions future Brazilian carnival borrowed lush robes (to make them parties to spare neither money nor time) and carnival carts, called in Latin carrus navalis (the”wagon ” ship”), and Spanish simply “karros” .

• Current Brazilian carnival carnival unthinkable without associations – voluntary communities (sometimes numbering up to several thousand people) presented on separate processions processions with their own Kiarostami.

• Immediate predecessors carnival associations were African theatrical procession with music, singing and dancing, Dating back to pagan rituals – kardous and ranches. Among obligatory characters of this action were king, clowns, Indians, the dead, the devils, the teacher is the conductor and “the parade commander”, Continue reading

Life as a holiday. Carnival

With this post I begin a series of reports on how the rest and have fun Argentines. Will be at least another Argentine wedding and tango. I haven’t seen such a fun and “easy-going” of the nation. To get a holiday, just enough to gather two or three Argentines together. And this self-organizing substance. They don’t need anything to have fun. However, many Argentines are very fond of complaining about his life. Paradox. or carnival?))

February – carnival in South America. Of course, the most famous carnival takes place in Rio. Very interesting carnivals in Bolivia and neighbouring countries. Argentina, though, and conducts carnivals, but this is more action-oriented internal customers, rather than a tourist. The only exception is carnival in Gualeguaychú in the North of the country. There everything is close to the Brazilian version is a large – scale show, performances of various dance schools, half-naked girls, crowds, etc.

Carnival in Buenos Ares is very different. Most residents of the capital, mainly use two more weekends to get out of the cities on the coast. But those who remains, as it turned out, not very interested in carnival. At least no one I know could not say anything definite about him. The fact that carnival in Barese very smeared in time and space. Numerous carnival parades occur locally at different times in different places throughout the February. Perhaps this is one of the constituent parts of the carnival to find the time and place of its carrying out)) Continue reading

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