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
In the world there are many different holidays, some of which are very unusual and interesting.
The most interesting holidays of the world (Photos), the Festival of colors in new Delhi — the Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins all over each other colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.
La Tomatina in Bunol Hamel — the famous “tomato battle”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple — you can throw tomatoes at anyone, importantly, to avoid injury, tomatoes need a good stretch. Also it is impossible to tear the opponents Continue reading
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First celebration of New year in Russia
With the establishment of Christianity in Russia, New year was celebrated on 1 September (according to the Byzantine calendar). But around 1700, Peter I issued a decree on the celebration of the New Year on 1 January (European style). Were established and certain rules of the celebration of this celebration: the decoration of houses fir branches, a salute in honor of the holiday, etc. To mark the national holiday of the New year fired from guns, launched fireworks, illuminations blazed. People sang songs, had fun, ustrial folk festivals, danced, and gave each other gifts, etc. Peter I tried every year to make New year not worse or poorer than in Europe.
Initially, the main symbol of New Year – Christmas tree decorated to make evil force for good. Today on the evil forces of long ago no one remembers, but, nevertheless, the tree remains a symbol of the holiday.
Thus, from the 1700’s the New year was fixed in the Russian calendar, and the celebration Continue reading