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The feast of the brightest planets

Brazilian carnival – probably the most bright and colorful holiday, which ever saw the world

Extravaganza of colors, bright colors, gorgeous costumes, beautiful people, fiery Latin rhythms – that was the simple secret how to make the most cheerful holiday in the world.

Carnival in Brazil got together with Portuguese immigrants who were brought to the new world their culture. Here the tradition of wide celebrations before lent for centuries, is closely intertwined with the melodies and dances of former African slaves and lush ceremonial outfits from the bright feathers of the indigenous inhabitants of these places. It is worth noting that the Portuguese carnival has long been associated with such “entertainment”, as-ing each other with tomatoes and eggs, affusion and sprinkling with flour. Fortunately, this almost never practiced, but because the dancers in lavish costumes are very lucky.

However, Brazilian carnival, born in such a melting pot of different cultures and beliefs, and then continued to absorb the best holiday traditions of other countries. For example, in the nineteenth century to the Brazilian carnival “returned” masks of the Venetian carnival, which is known to be “dad” all the world’s carnivals in General, Continue reading

Unusual holidays is a Family

Unusual holidays

In the world there are a lot of interesting holidays and I want you to meet them.

So.

Recently, on August 25, was the Tomatina . Very interesting event!

Another name for the holiday — battle of the tomatoes (La Batalla del Tomate).

In the last week of August in Buñol (Bunol), in the East of Spain, begins the annual “Tomato festival” dedicated to the departing flight. Like all Spanish festivals, this goes with festive fireworks, music, dancing and free refreshments. But tomato festival there is one distinctive feature that attracts in Bunyola crowds of tourists, this is the culmination of the festival Tomatina tomato fight (La Tomatina), held in the town square.

The signal for the beginning of the battle is a special firecracker launched on Wednesday at 11 am from the city hall. At this signal on the streets there are several trucks loaded with the protagonists of the festival, ripe tomatoes, which are the missiles. Participants of the festival (and this whole town of Buñol), ran under a hail of tomatoes to the cars, grab the shells and fun avenge those who ran to the truck first.

However, the target can be in any range, the main task of the participants, which, incidentally, are all, to bombard tomatoes neighbor, and who they will be — not so important. If you consider that taking part in this fun about Continue reading

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