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The Spirit of Carnival

The onset of the carnival is clearly felt in the air Rio deJaneiro. Wherever you looked, everywhere you can see the “carnival” smile, hear the rhythm of Samba and to feel the spirit of the event itself.

The first day of the Carnival began with the unusual spectacle for me. I witnessed on the subway on the way to Copacabana about six teenagers began to Bang on his surfboard and knock on the railroad tracks. However, this does not bother others, on the contrary, passengers awaiting the train began to stomp to the rhythm of kicking, passing “carnival” smile from one to the other, suddenly everything around him began to dance Samba. At the moment I really understood what a true Brazilian spirit of the holiday.

I asked: “What is a Carnival?” But the answers were very vague. So conducted their ceremony, not Greek, not Roman atheists. Later such balls were adopted from Italian culture around the second half of the nineteenth century and has gained the highest popularity in the 30-ies. This period is called the “Golden age”.

I was told that the Parade of Samba also has its origins in the 30-ies, however, only in 1984 he came to Rio de Janeiro, where traditionally it has been held in Sambodromo. Although it is not explained me such great importance that attaches to this action. Why all Brazil freezes Continue reading

The Most interesting festivals of the world

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

The brightest and Most colorful carnivals in Europe

Fifth season – this is the period of carnival, which takes place in February in Europe.

One after the other carnival processions reach Europe, and You should definitely participate in these humorous and vivid celebrations! Have the Europeans one important tradition . which they abide until now – before the beginning of lent must be good to have some fun!

The festivities are prepared carefully and take a lot of time, sometimes training takes half a year and no wonder, because it is necessary to prepare a theatrical performance, to sew every costume party and, in the end, to choose the king and Queen! Let’s find out what we have prepared fun Europeans this year?

Italy, Venice

11-23 February

The carnival of Venice in February is already a classic. The city on water is one of the first in the world to celebrate carnival. And this year is no exception. This year you can become a witness of how the whole city turns into one big theatrical Playground, where you can observe the street theatre and costumed procession, to attend a ball and watch concerts.

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