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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

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

The History of carnivals

 

Few people know the history of the Venetian carnival . but carnivals in their current form arose in medieval Venice and out of her gradually already spreading to other cities of Europe and then around the world have given life to all known carnivals of the world.

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And the history of carnival goes back to the times of Ancient Rome. The first carnival was held during the annual festival in honor of Saturn which is celebrated after the harvest during the winter solstice.

Here are the origin and carnival masks — during the Saturnalia everything was topsy-turvy.

The differences between masters and slaves was abolished. Slaves became masters, gentlemen — slaves. With the advent of Christianity, the tradition of the carnival were forgotten for a long time. Revived the celebration of a century later with the beginning of the Renaissance. Medieval carnivals began their parade from Venice, arriving in the form to the present day.

Carnival is celebrated annually in February. It lasts 10 days. During this period in ancient Venetian palaces are held masquerade balls. Usually the entrance is by invitation only. Sometimes you can buy the entrance ticket, the price never drops below $ 300.

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