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The time of carnivals

In mid-February in the world comes from a series of colorful, elegant and extremely fun carnivals held literally all over the world – each country, even each town there is a picturesque, characteristic festival.

Where did the carnivals – to this question yet no one could give a definite answer. Options, however, many, because, according to some, the carnival has its origins in Ancient Egypt. others believe that it originated in the era when the Roman Empire reached its maximum prosperity. However, all are unanimous in the opinion that the carnivals are one of the most brilliant and extremely popular holidays on Earth. attracting hundreds of thousands and even millions of tourists from all.

RIA Novosti has made a rating. which included the TOP 10 most popular carnivals of the world.

The palm from Rio!

First place in the ranking of the TOP 10 from RIA Novosti is known throughout the world, probably the most hazardous and the most fun carnival in Rio de Janeiro. For perhaps the most famous in the world of Brazilian carnival opens carnival season, a characteristic chariots, masks, lots of colors, music, and of course myself “sauce” festival – and igniting erotic dance Samba. Several thousand people Continue reading

The Most colorful carnivals in the world

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.

Venice carnival

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

TOP 10 most beautiful cities in the world

Despite numerous surveys and polls, definitely be called the most beautiful city of the world impossible. Some are famous for their architecture, others — gorgeous nature, and others — a unique atmosphere. In addition, the concept of “beauty” is multifaceted, and criteria to determine the best city that does not exist. The ratings of the most beautiful cities in the world are many, from ordinary bloggers to famous magazine Forbes). They are all a bit subjective, but nevertheless there are a number of cities, which is often called the most beautiful in the world.

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The most beautiful cities in the world (according to Forbes)

The editors of Forbes magazine tried to approach this issue objectively and interviewed many designers, engineers, architects and professionals involved in urban planning. As a result, were named the 10 most beautiful cities in the world.

TOP 10 beautiful cities in the world

First on the list was the London — the heart of Britain, the city of rain and fog. The rain drizzle almost every day, but people are in good spirits and always welcome. Tourists arriving in London, in a hurry to see the main sights of the city: the clock tower of big Ben, third in the world in height, the tower of London and tower bridge, which became Continue reading

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