Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is known for rich culture, the main part of which is considered to be the annual carnival. In the ranking of the best carnivals of the world…

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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.…

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Brazilian Tradition of carnival

Of course, the greatest carnival show in the world held in Brazil. The tradition of street carnivals were brought to Brazil by immigrants from the Portuguese Islands. Festival ”entrudo” was like then on street carnage, weapons which served as raw eggs or filled with flour or plaster egg shells, and starch crackers, wax balls with fragrant water. With Windows on the heads of passers-by all baskets emptied the corn and beans. Later, the Brazilians took over from enlightened Europe fancy items in a noisy procession of steel ”wedge” units drummers. But the truly national character of the local carnivals gave Samba dancers. And over the last several decades, the climax of the festival are the parades of Samba, which involved the best dance force.

Especially for this parade in Rio de Janeiro built Sambadrome, Avenue 700 meters long, built by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Nimara. Rostrum Sambadrome can accommodate more than 70 thousand people, of which 40 thousand seats equipped with tables and bars. For visitors is the ninth sector, the seats are numbered and reserved in advance.

Fourteen dance schools ”League” are two nights. Schools are ”workshops” of the carnival, during the year, prepare a fabulous performance, write him a script, music and lyrics. Spectacle becomes enchanting. Continue reading

The Best spring festivals

 

British newspaper the Independent named the 10 most interesting festivals taking place this spring. In the list of the best European events came and Dance Open – the ballet festival in St. Petersburg. We allowed ourselves to add to the list The Independent several noteworthy festivals of spring 2011.

A list of The Independent opens taking place on March 13 in Germany, the festival of the Sheet . dedicated to the bicentennial of the composer. Main events will be held in three German länder, which are associated with the fate and life of the composer: Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia.

In Bayreuth planned over 150 events . in the cities of Thuringia, mainly in Weimar, – about 200 concerts, exhibitions and seminars will be held in Dresden concerts in the Frauenkirche and the Philharmonic .

In Budapest from 18 March to 3 April, will be an annual Spring arts festival . Expected by the music of the 1920s–1930s years Max Raabe, guitarist Pepe Romero, “Havana” – the premiere performance of the Budapest Thalia theatre, directed by mate Szabo, Prague chamber orchestra, “the Vienna Symphony composers”, “the Camerata Salzburg”, orchestras Anima Musicae, Ars Longa, etc. In the Ethnographic Museum will host the exhibition “Franz Liszt and Gypsy 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