Venetian carnival parade costumes in Venice
The glorious city of Venice flourished in the mid-fifteenth century, long before there was the first Venetian carnival . as a member of the trade of the Hanseatic League. In…

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Photo of the most spectacular celebrations of the world
  Looking at this picture, remember the movie "pirates of the Caribbean". when the ship "the Pearl" are scarab beetles in the sand. Ship or Yacht, swims among the sand,it…

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The Most unusual festivals in the world

 

Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents

The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an 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.

Tomatina (Tomatina) in the village of buñol, 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 a “weapon” — about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty simple — you can throw tomatoes at anyone, importantly, to avoid Continue reading

Brazilian carnivals and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

 

May 28, 2012 Brazil is considered the country of carnivals, in many of its cities held their own carnivals, but one of the world’s best known and most spectacular is, of course, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro .

This Grand event is held in the month of February, but as it is, we learn from this article.

Brazilian carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities of Brazil for 40 days before Easter, which marks the beginning of lent. During lent, Catholics abstain from all bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of farewell to the pleasures, held on the eve of lent.

There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. One of them is that it is based on introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese “Fun day” – a holiday, accompanied with singing and dancing, when it was decided to bullshit each other all sorts of ways, pour water, obidyatsya raw eggs and beans. Soon the fun was joined by black slaves brought to Brazil from Africa, bringing back the colorful customs from their homeland. By the 20th century Brazilian carnival has absorbed elements of carnivals in Italy and France. It was then that mask, fantastic Continue reading

National holidays in Russia: how many holidays are good!

 

An irrefutable fact is that the Russian people love folk festivals. And they are trying not to miss any celebration. The way Russians celebrate, don’t celebrate anybody. Customs of the ancient Slavs, respecting nature and all that it involves, most have been preserved in the rituals and customs of the peoples of Russia.

Not otherwise, as the Russians in order to avoid confusion and to ensure timely completion of divided folk festival winter holidays, spring-summer and autumn.

National holidays in Russia, the most favorite and famous — this is, without a doubt, snowy and frosty Christmas. early spring Carnival. showing the way the spring and Sunny days, a luminous celebration of Easter. spring-summer Trinity and Sunny rainbow day of Ivan Kupala. All of them, except Easter, interconnected with the natural world, with its new life, blossoming, sazhaniye and collecting a generous harvest. During the holidays people vividly bring unique worldview, a sense of fullness of life. Without exception, all national holidays of Russia is filled with traditions, rituals, ceremonies.

New year and Christmas holidays

New year and Christmas holidays all the inhabitants of planet Earth since ancient times is considered family and try to note them home. The Russians manage to combine old traditions Continue reading