“Oh, Rio, Rio, the roar of the tide” — the dream city of Ostap Bender and the world capital of carnivals in combination. Grand annual carnival in Rio is a unique artistic event — the benchmark, which are equal to the festivals organized around the globe.
Brazilian carnival begins on Saturday, 40 days before Easter and before the beginning of lent, merriment lasts 4 days and ends on “Fat Tuesday”.
Carnival in Rio is remarkable that it not only memorable entertainment for guests from around the world, but a meeting with a true culture of Brazil.
For residents of the country’s most important carnival event, concentrating traditions and preferences of the people.
This celebration of joy, where people are dancing, singing and having fun literally “till you drop”. The atmosphere is liberating and allows you to let go of the feelings, emotions and be happy for real, the rhythms of Brazilian Samba.
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One of the highlights of spring for local residents and tourists for many decades, remains the Tulip festival in Holland. Every year the people of the Netherlands and those who once visited this country, looking forward to spring to see how this time will surprise their nature in cooperative “work” with talented florists and gardeners.
In the Netherlands generally like to spend and make a feast of colors, for example, the tradition of the festival of roses in Holland in a small village Lottum for almost a hundred years. Very “young” compared to him, he’s only 60 years old, looks flower festival, organized yearly in the fall in Aalsmeer, a town near Amsterdam. where is the world’s largest auction of flowers, and, of course, there is an annual Tulip festival.
In Holland during the flowering of their favorite flower, holidays, exhibitions and festivals tulips arranged in different places of the country, but the most ambitious, the most famous, the most significant and the most amazing Tulip festival — this is the flower parade, Bloemencorso, which satisfied here annually. This is a great show of colors Continue reading
The most colorful carnivals of the world
Today we are accustomed to thinking just a beautiful sight, in ancient times had a completely different meaning, more religious. The history of carnival dates back to paganism, and at the time of the precedes lent. The very first carnivals appeared in Italy.
Italy, Northern Italy
Perhaps the most famous and oldest carnival in the world. Every year, from 13 to 24 February, the whole of Venice is clothed in the costumes of velvet, brocade and silk and tries on different masks.
The carnival opens oldest Venetian holiday — Festa delle Marie is a celebration in honor of the release of local girls from pirate captivity. The program of the carnival: the submission of the Commedia Dell’arte. a procession of hundreds of Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine and other famous characters, Holiday confetti. But many rush to the carnival to take part in one of the balls masquerade, held in ancient buildings and palaces. “Ball of Casanova”, a masquerade on the water and, finally, the most important presentation “Golden night” transferred participants from the twenty-first century, several centuries ago, in medieval carnival of Venice, where there is fun and everyone is free to do whatever you want. That’s why bright lush costume Continue reading