Unusual culinary festivals in the world
  The article will tell you about the many food festivals that are organized all over the world. These festivals are very unusual. You will learn about the tradition of…

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Taste the joy: the best food festivals in the world
  Last year in The New York Times gave the definition to the world's obsession with food, calling it a "food shock". Indeed, edible crazy our civilization: recipe books become…

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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

Food tours – food festivals in July

 

Wine festival in Rethymno town — a two-week celebration of the magic of Cretan wine, music and dance. At the festival local producers present their quality bottled wines, olive oil, all kinds of other products from olives, herbs, cheese, etc.

The festival hosts many events: exhibitions, seminars, lectures by well-known residents of Crete, competitions of traditional and contemporary music by local performers, many activities for kids and definitely tasting of wine and local food.

And fiery Cretan dance!

The main task of the festival: the unity of the residents and visitors of the city and acquainting tourists with gastronomic and historic cultural traditions of Crete.

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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