The Most unusual festivals of the world
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carnival

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Rio de Janeiro carnival starts

Traditionally carnival is preceded by a humorous procession through the streets of the city, during which the King Momo is one of the most obese residents Rio sits on the throne. The king is chosen from among the applicants, the weight of which must be at least 100 kg. In the final procession the mayor symbolically hands over the keys to the King from the city, which he will rule for 6 days.

Friday carnival day will be entirely dedicated to children. 30 thousand young participants from 16 children’s Samba schools at municipal schools will showcase their skills. And on Saturday they will be replaced by 1 thousand 800 representatives of the older generation, the majority of participants over 60 years.

The climax of the carnival will be competition 14 best Samba schools, which will be held on Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.

Each of the Samba schools “League” puts into the preparation for the carnival on average about million, spends on making costumes and decorations up to 40 tons of pressed paper, 80 thousand meters of fabric, 6 thousand liters of paint, and a ton of glue, nails, polypropylene and fire-prevention impregnation.

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Top beer festivals in the world – the most famous beer festivals

The first in a series of the most famous beer festivals can justly be called the Munich Oktoberfest. It was first held in 1810 in honor of the wedding of Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony, and to this day funny celebrations are held at the Terezín meadow from the third Saturday of September and are harvested annually to a million people.

There is no account not only excellent beer mugs, and hundreds of thousands of sausages, chicken in a crispy crust and other excellent appetizers, and the more – the fun.

To visit all fourteen tents of the festival is not easy, so we should at least get their attention (and, of course, to evaluate them in beer!) the most known.

So, pavilion Hippodrom can be called the gates of the festival, which begins, through which every year it receives over a million visitors.

Pavilion Lowenbrau not only offers a tasting, but also flaunts a huge figure of a lion, the symbol of the company, representing their products here since 1949.

Certainly need to look into the biggest tent Hofbrauhaus, which can simultaneously SIP a beer with grilled sausages and other Goodies to 11,000 people.

Pavilion Armbrustschutzen was once owned by shooters crossbowmen, you can now test your marksmanship at the shooting range.

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In Barranquilla began the most famous carnival in Colombia

 

From 9 to 12 February 2013-the year in Colombia, the large port city of Barranquilla (Barranquilla) will host its famous carnival, which annually welcomes over half a million people. This is one of the most colorful Latin American carnivals, second in popularity only to the carnival in Oruro (Bolivia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Directly the carnival in Barranquilla begins on February 9, but since the middle of January preparing for the holiday, the so-called “precorneal”: almost every day on the streets and squares of the city are a number of performances, dance shows and entertainment program dedicated to the upcoming celebration.

For example, last Sunday held a children’s parade, Desfile del Carnaval de los Ninos, or as it is affectionately called – carnavalito (“Carnavalet”). And yesterday, Thursday, the 7th of February, at one of the stadiums Barranquilla solemn coronation of the carnival Queen (Reina del Carnaval). The festival starts on Saturday, 9th February, large-scale marches called “Battle of flowers” (Batalla de Flores). It is here that the carnival unfolds in all its beauty: the streets go carrozas — bizarre constructions of papier-mache and plastic, depicting different fantasy creatures or scenes from a carnival mythology. Here comes the King Momo, the son of sleep Continue reading

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