Brazilian carnivals and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
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…

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Fall festival "Gulliver"
  The performances are loved by the Kurgan puppet theatre "Gulliver" in the first season the audience will see the Far East and Siberia. The actors gathered puppets and decorations,…

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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 cooking food from cats, traditions, chase the cheese, throw oranges and more.

Since childhood we have been taught that food is not to rush. However, in some countries, throwing food is a massive event, which attracts many people. This madness has developed into real food festivals, which has gained worldwide popularity and has attracted a lot of tourists.

So, Italy has a long tradition of battles with oranges. For participation in festival it is vital to stock up on helmet and goggles. In the small town of Ivrea, three days before lent, residents gather to participate in the orange battle. In Middle ages there was a tradition to throw oranges. There was a legend that in ancient times there lived a Prince of Ivrea, who was very avaricious. He gave to the peasants only one pea in six months. To protest people gathered and began to scatter the peas on all city streets. Over time the peas have replaced oranges and turned the process of throwing fruit at this festival. Very famous in recent times was the festival of Catania cheese in England. From Cooper’s hill crumble the cheese, dozens of British. The whole process is accompanied by multiple fractures, bruises and stretch marks participants. 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