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
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
Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and see with your own eyes this city is to walk along the waterfront, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the famed panorama. But Hong Kong is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and interesting places for every taste. The most striking thing is how regional residents follow the habits, respect and love their culture. You make sure that if you visit here during one of classic holidays or festivals.
Festivities at the time of the Chinese new year is undoubtedly the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single celebration in Hong Kong is a year-round dazzling holidays. In may and July there will be several festivals that will be a fascinating tour.
In Hong Kong dates holidays tied to the Lunar calendar, because of this relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.
In June are 3 festival devoted significant for Hong Kong residents believer holidays.
11 may in Hong Kong allocate birthday ocean goddess tin Hau – the patron of sailors and fishermen. The life and welfare of Hong Kong are inextricably linked with the sea, so residents Continue reading