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Venetian carnival

Today we will go to one of the most famous and popular carnivals of the world — the Venice carnival (Carnevale di Venezia), which we visited in February of this year. To begin to tell a little about the history of the Venetian carnival.

Venetian carnival – this is an annual festival held in Venice. Carnival always ends 40 days before Easter, i.e. Fat Tuesday, the eve of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of lent. That’s why carnival held at different times! For example, in 2013, the carnival was from 26 January to 12 February, and in 2015 the dates of the carnival from 31 January to 17 February .

The Venice carnival takes place from 1162, when the Venetian Republic had won some sort of military victory, after that the people began to dance and party in the Piazza San Marco. In 1797 the king of Austria banned the carnival and wearing masks, because the Venetians loved to wear masks from August to lent.

In 1979 the Italian government again began to organize a carnival in Venice, including to attract tourists. Currently, the carnival attracts more than 3 million tourists . that is really a lot considering the fact that Venice is a small city.

Of course, the carnival takes place every day, but most of the tour on the carnival – this Saturday and Sunday. So we went to Venice for the weekend. On Saturday I was supposed to be a contest for the most beautiful Continue reading

About Soviet holidays

One of the main General points, unifying view of the different people of our country, as yet, the memory of the Soviet holidays — November 7, 1 may, 8 March… In General. However, even “international” holidays were full of national flavor. Our main observation is that when we read, analyzed completed questionnaires, was that the way, coming from a child, has a special intensity and strength, and over the years, its brightness gradually increases.

Elderly people, especially those who are over 60, remember the holidays of his childhood. This feature of the holiday is remembered in childhood, to create an image of a real holiday for the rest of his life and connected with the revival in the memory of the Soviet holidays. Of course, we have a paradoxical situation. Just 20 years ago the citizens of our country were obliged to celebrate the days of the 7th of November, the 1st of may, other Soviet holidays (in their year were few, only a few non-working days: 7 and 8 November, 1 and 2 may, 5 December — Constitution day, later on it was added on 1 January, 8 March and 9 may). But these holidays have left their mark in the souls of children who participated in them together with senior. And now, when the children grew up and became adults, “a real holiday” for many of them Soviet.

Holidays of the new government could not be formed out of nothing, of emptiness. The holidays are a region of creative Continue reading

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