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
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