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carnivals

Carnival of Venice: history and traditions of the most famous holiday in Italy

 

Traditionally, before strict fasting during the ten days before carnival in Italy bright and colorful cope lush Carnivals, which literally translated from Italian means – “farewell to meat” (ital. Carni, vale). The most famous carnival in Italy, and all over the world, the carnival in Venice. Separately the dates of Carnivals in 2010-2020 we already wrote here. now let us look more closely at the feast.

Each year the Carnival of Venice is held under a special motto or theme, around which is built the entire cultural program, although, of course, the program of events includes numerous traditional rituals followed during the large-scale stage action. After all, the main stage of the festival is the whole city, with its squares, streets, large and small channels, and, of course, theatres. For example, the main theme of the Venice carnival 2012 – “Life is theatre! All in masks”.

Carnival costumes in Venice

As we have noted, the Venetian carnival – one of the most famous and popular carnivals in the world. The first mention of the Carnival of Venice dates back to 1094-m year, and in 1296, Continue reading

Where to go in February: the best carnivals and festivals in the world

 

If you’re not rested and walk up in the new year and Christmas holidays, perhaps you should remember that in the last winter month around the world are stunningly beautiful carnivals 😉

Tenerife, Spain

When: from 8 to 22 February 2015, parade Askew (Gran Coso) — 17 February.

Its scale and beauty of this festival received the title of the largest in Europe and worldwide, ranking second after the Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Carnival processions marching across the island, but the most striking sight you will see on the streets of Santa Cruz, the capital of carnival.

You will see bright and unusual costumes, which correspond to the declared theme of the carnival. You will participate in the selection of the Queen, because here the most beautiful, charming and strong girl. After all, weigh some costumes a few tens of pounds!

Around the Queen of carnival, as a peculiar character, are entire of the action. The peak of the holiday is Cavalcade (the Parade) is a majestic hours-long costume parade. It is accompanied by fireworks, the roar of firecrackers and fireworks, and dancing until morning. Takes the action almost the entire population of the island. In 1987, the carnival in Tenerife was listed in the “Guinness Book of world records” as the carnival, where all night Continue reading

Venice carnival goes

 

From the 6th to the 16th of February in Venice is the most famous carnival in Europe. At least so say the residents of the city, dotted with canals. Ten days on the streets of Venice are crowded from animated characters of Commedia Dell’arte, Pierrot, Pantaloon, Columbine, and harlequin and people in masks, a huge number of options which are available to buy or rent immediately.

From the 6th to the 16th of February in Venice is the most famous carnival in Europe. At least so say the residents of the city, dotted with canals. Ten days on the streets of Venice are crowded from animated characters of Commedia Dell’arte, Pierrot, Pantaloon, Columbine, and harlequin and people in masks, a huge number of options which are available to buy or rent immediately.

The current carnival is based on “Six senses” (the same areas in the city) -concept, coined by the artist Marco Balik. Among its findings, “the Carnival in the dark” – program for the blind.

In the program of the festival numerous parades and themed parades and masquerades, entrance fees are in the hundreds of dollars.

A major influx of visitors and local fans to dress in ancient costumes, as always, will take the main city square of San Marco. Her ensembles perform medieval music, acrobats Continue reading