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Most large-scale festivals and carnivals of the world

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China

5 January – 5 February

Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building life-size, made of giant ice blocks.

4. Holi is the festival which is celebrated by Hindus around the world

March 27

Holi, also known as the Festival of colors, marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. A holiday filled with unbridled joy and freedom. Just don’t forget to bring your paint.

5. Casimiro – Base, Spain

September 6

Every year, hundreds of Spaniards smeared with a special oil to cast the abduction Continue reading

20 the largest festivals and carnivals of the world

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is party non-stop, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale analogues of Fes tiwala around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China

Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building life-size, made of giant ice blocks.

4. Holi is the festival which is celebrated by Hindus around the world

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five of the most colorful carnivals of the world

“RBC Lifestyle” talks about Shrovetide carnivals in Lucerne, Rio de Janeiro and other Christian cities of the planet.

In the Christian tradition, most Catholic and Orthodox Nations week before fasting dedicated to entertainment, play with masks and disguises and eating a huge amount of “meat” (i.e., not vegetable) food: greasy pancakes, meat, cakes with butter cream and the like — depending on gastronomic traditions. Symbolically the Maslenitsa need to “work up in reserve” for the entire seven-week lent. not to be distracted by thoughts of food and other simple pleasures until Easter — no wonder the word “carnival” comes from the Latin carne, vale (“meat, farewell”). Historians believe that Shrovetide traditions in Europe older than Christianity, and in such ancient festival marked the arrival of spring and the celebration of fertility. In each country Carnival and the carnival have their own characteristics, and in some cities, the carnival becomes a real tourist event.

Lucerne, Switzerland

15-18 February

Carnival is celebrated throughout the city. The protagonists of the holiday — folk characters old Ricci (Fritschi), his wife Frissina (Fritschene) and their son Freechecking (Fritschikind). The main event of the carnival concert Guggemuusige, show Continue reading

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