January was a crazy month of carnivals

February was a crazy month of carnivals After celebrating Christmas and New year’s Europeans (and people from other continents involved in the European culture) only slightly recovering. And people begin to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, Winter – whatever you like. It captures the madness about two weeks in late January and early February. So we decided to sdoit January and February posters – especially in his “Christmas” Billboard in January we have already unwittingly climbed. Austria

In cities and towns in Austria in the winter are the parades, processions, celebrations – but we will mention at this time only one event. In late January, 27, music lovers celebrate the birthday of Mozart.

Fans of the composer come to Salzburg, where these days music festival. In the program – performance of the world famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Perform Mozart. This festival is a global event. Australia

If for some reason brought to Australia, be sure to linger on the main national holiday of the country – Australia Day, which will be held on January 26. More than 200 years ago, the first settlers established over port Jackson the British flag. On the occasion of this event on the streets of Sydney every year on January 26, noisy carnival. An essential component of the holiday ritual entrance to Sydney harbour flotilla of 11 ships that are copies of those vessels on the Green continent exiles arrived from the British Isles. The highlight of the Day Australian folk festivals and fireworks. I must say, Australians are masters of fireworks and illuminations. They have in the government is even relevant post – Minister of fireworks and fire. Belgium

The Belgians walk too and from 10 to 12 February, escorted Shrove Tuesday, which is traditionally celebrated mass festivals and theatrical processions. The carnival of Binche in Belgium is considered one of the highlights of the February Europe. Every day of this holiday in its own interest. On the first day gets a Grand parade of carnival costumes. Next are the days of youth and culinary days. Well, the closing of the festival locals and tourists celebrate a mass March through the city, which is attended dressed in fabulous costumes for actors. When the heroes marching on Bihu, the crowd traditionally throws them oranges. UK

Britain celebrates the New year the annual international festival of pantomime, which takes place in London from 12 to 27 January. This event attracts tourists for the variety of programs. These days in the English capital will bring together the world famous magicians and contortionists. On the closing day, tourists will enjoy the best puppeteers in the country. Hungary

Conservatives we would advise you to go to the Hungarian győr, where on February 22 and 23 will pass the ball season in the Baroque style. This event is perfect for anyone who wants a nice and quiet to spend February vacation in Europe. There are no noisy students who walk the streets, drinking wine. Everyone who comes here, pre-stocking luxury ballroom suits and dance in the balls. Note that without a costume for a celebration you will not be allowed, so you should take care of my outfit in advance. Well, and to dance you and your children will teach the experienced dancing-master. Germany

In Germany, will gather the best puppeteers of Europe: from 13 to 22 February in Kappeln will be an annual puppet festival. The favorites of the holiday, of course, are the Italians, however, and the hosts of the celebration also shocked the audience with their performances. Tourists are offered to look at scenes from Shakespeare, Voltaire, Cervantes and other classics. Doll dance, recognized each other in love and enjoy a true knight fights. Holland

In Rotterdam from 23 to 30 January will host the international film festival, which attracts tourists and film critics from all over Europe. As a rule, none of the pictures shown during the festival, not rewarded with an Oscar – this is, perhaps, attracts lovers of movies is Dutch, which is in the world. Italy

After Christmas the main winter event Italy – Venice carnival is perhaps the most famous of European carnivals. Venetian masks, outlandish costumes, drenched with cold water St. Mark, raw staircase and walls, music, a parade of gondolas with candles… Strange, even fantastic show to talk about the Venice carnival or need a lot, or nothing. Come to Venice by the first of February to see for yourself.

We’ll just put that in last year’s carnival was restored very old tradition on the opening day of the carnival, from the bell tower of the Cathedral. Mark on the rope is lowered, as in the seventeenth century, a living person, dressed angel and not a doll, as they did until recently. It is called in Venice – “descending angel”. Malta

In Malta, on 13 January will be the annual fancy dress military parade in the times of the knights of St. John. The solemn procession will be held in Valletta in Fort St. Elmo. And on January 20 in the capital of the island will open the photo exhibition is a real photography festival, which will run for a month. France

In France in January will laugh a lot: on 17 January in Monte Carlo starts the circus festival, which lasted a week. The most famous circus troupes of the world will compete for the title of best. On the last day the jury will announce the winner of the prestigious award, the Clown d’or (“Golden clown”).

If you go to Lille, you might be on the exhibition of wedding dresses, which will be held from 17 to 19 January. On January 24 in Paris you can visit the exhibition of jewelry, which will last three days. A from 26 to 28 January in Nantes music festival, which will perform the best French street orchestras. Switzerland

Another carnival will be held from 25 to 28 February in Basel. And probably from the February folk festivals, this event can be called the mass, because it is attended by over 15 thousand people. The primary attribute of carnival confetti. At the end of the holiday, all Central streets of the city is literally littered with multi-colored pieces of paper.

Three days in the city almost around the clock playing music and beating drums. The local population welcomes tourists with medieval procession, which overlook the whole craft guilds. For example, there is the Guild of sweepers and scavengers, musicians, lumberjacks, wizards, etc. they are All wearing their respective craft ancient costumes. However, we must be alert because of the friendliness of these people hides a devious plan sometime to play or just to scare as many tourists as possible. Be scared, of course, should not – jokes of the Swiss, usually harmless. Scotland

Lovers of a relaxing holiday we would recommend Scotland. From 15 to 18 January in Glasgow will be days of Celtic music and literature. This event needs no special introduction – about Celtic culture anything today everyone knows. During the festival the city will gather all color music celtici. In the program – performances of the best Scottish musicians, theatrical performances and literary events.

On January 29, you can go to the Scottish Lervik, which will host the Parade of Vikings. Every year this event attracts several thousand participants, which show costume show, offering a reconstruction of the peaceful and military life, scenes of battles and feasts of the ancient Vikings. Around the Bay in the spotlight will be even a real Norman korbl with soldiers on Board was an exact copy of the ships that are the terror of medieval Europe.

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