All over the world are the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring.
For almost a month across Europe and America passed numerous festivals. Culminated in the largest and most famous carnival held in the last weekend of the carnival in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro: 6 million and 900 thousand tourists filled the streets to see the fun parades and extravagant processions of the best Samba schools.
In today’s edition of photos from carnivals and various parades that took place the last few weeks around the world.
Carnivals is the costumed holidays associated with masked balls and colorful parades, folk festivals and theatrical performances. They are celebrated before lent. Visiting a real carnival, you can get a truly unforgettable experience. Brightness and expression of the carnival can be compared only Gypsy creative team. On a holiday to enjoy the Gypsy — it means to feel what it means Gypsy extravaganza of art. Surprise guests, to please friends, to forget about everything with sparkling Gypsy music — what else do you need on holiday?
The first carnivals appeared in Italy, and the first of them is the carnival in Venice.
However, the carnival in Venice would have been told separately.
Traditional carnival Continue reading
In mid-February, 40 days before Easter, begins a two-week “farewell to meat” – carnivals (carno – meat, vale – goodbye). Pagan origins of this riotous fun, just protuberancy, and then burst outwards, blinding and stunning the whole world. In Europe the most famous and popular are the carnival in Venice, carnival in nice.
Carnival of Venice opens the Festa delle Marie, which is dedicated to the liberation of the Venetian girls, kidnapped by pirates from Istria. At the carnival, all of Venice is turning into one solid scene; in the squares and streets are costumed shows, fireworks, concerts in the palaces – luxury fancy-dress balls. The carnival of Venice has a lot of written and unwritten laws, and this is not surprising, given his advanced age: the first record of it dates back to 1094, and in 1296 the Senate of the Venetian Republic announced the last day before Lent a public holiday. But your own carnival anthem received much later in the twentieth century, and was formed in 1996 by the famous couturier Pierre Cardin.
The world-famous Venetian carnival masks are made of leather or papier-mache; they are painted by hand is decorated with gold leaf, feathers and precious stones. And without Continue reading
Leave at the end of September? No reason to despair, but to do so, as those who of otpravilsja Ireland, on the West coast, in Galway. It is here every year on the last weekend in September is one of the world’s best festivals – the Festival of Oysters.
Beautiful antique Galway city two hundred kilometers from Dublin has just over 70 thousand inhabitants. He writes his story from a small fishing village, which, after the capture of the Anglo-Normans in the 13th century, was surrounded by a wall and turned into a town. Until the arrival of Cromwell flourished this little town, thanks to a strategic position providing access to the sea and a successful trade with Spain and Portugal. After the construction of the ports of Dublin and Waterford in the 17th century for Galway fell on hard times, and only after many years Galway came back to life in all its glory, retaining its picturesque appearance of the imprint’s rich history.
Lovers of jazz music, poetry, theatre art are well aware of the Galway because there are these arts festivals. Horse lovers come to Galway on the traditional annual horse race, known throughout the world. But every year in September, the population of Galway is increasing dramatically. Continue reading