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
26 – 31 may
16th time Prague will spin in a spirited temperamental rhythm of the Gypsy music and gypsy jazz. Festival Khamoro, which is characteristic of its hurricane force energy and enthusiasm, offers viewers not only a wide range of concerts ensembles from around the world, but also exhibitions, films, dance workshops, specialized seminars and conferences. Prague festival, born in 1999, is the second the second oldest in the world Gypsy festival in the world. He acquired the reputation of a wonderful holiday in which people enrich their knowledge about the cultural traditions of other Nations.
The United Islands Festival
19 – 21 June
A multi genre festival United Islands is traditionally the climax of the Prague festival season. Fans of almost all musical styles will definitely find here something interesting: jazz, rock, ethno, pop, electro, folk. Festival organizers invite both professional and novice artists; along with the classical genres, repertoires, artists prisutstvuyuthie and creative experiments. Concerts are held in the open air at the Prague Islands, in gardens and parks of the capital; admission free. By nightfall the event blends in Prague clubs. If good weather, the organizers 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