November: the most interesting festivals in Europe
  Here for over 400 years in England, November 5 is celebrated guy Fawkes Night. The history of this holiday is connected with the disclosure of the conspiracy of the…

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Unusual birthday is the best holiday!
  We all know that people are good at remembering the events that evoke a certain flurry of emotions: positive or negative. Therefore, if a birthday to celebrate in the…

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Summer. Song. Festival

 

In a nutshell: Fizzarum, EXIT Project, Crimson Butterfly, ethnic and electronic music, theatre of fire, dance workshops, yoga classes

Established, including the name, the tradition, the festival WAFEst this year will include four units: water (Water), Air (Air), Fire (Fire) and Earth (Earth). From traditional water components — sailing, wakeboarding and water skiing, zorbing, a water Park and battles on the water pistols. Music (or “breath” of the festival) will be ethnic and electronic, naughty and romantic: within four days visitors will play such teams as Fizzarum (St. Petersburg ), Asketics/Ascetics (Petrozavodsk ), EXIT Project, Crimson Butterfly (Nizhny Novgorod ), “the Penultimate Temptation” (Nizhny Novgorod), SAGE, GreyD and many others. In block Fire their performances will show theatres of fire from different cities of Russia and CIS, as well as guests from Europe — the team Loooop! and master of fire arts Thomas Johansson. And in the Earth block will include all that are unable to absorb other elements: Continue reading

The Most famous carnivals of the world

 

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

About the festival Odessa JazzFest

 

The history of the International jazz festival in Odessa began with a meeting in one of the Odessa cafe in the City garden of the famous Odessa pianist Yuri Kuznetsov and economist Mikhail Freidlin.

The idea of a jazz festival in town, which (according to one version) is considered the cradle of jazz and, of course, has always been one of the most jazz cities in the post-Soviet space, finally, has become sharper and had the opportunity of realization. Until 2011 international jazz festival in Odessa was held under the title “jazz carnival in Odessa”. After 10 years of carrying out the concept of the festival has changed and since 2011 he is told to Odessa JazzFest.

The first “jazz-carnival in Odessa” was held in 2001. At the same time was first dubbed “the legend” festival: “jazz was born in Odessa! Do not let jazz die at home!”.

It looks like a poster with Odessa a comical behavior set, but nevertheless, this is the slogan was in jest and in seriousness adopted by Odessa. Today, it is impossible to represent the accuracy of the jazz festival. A pioneer of Soviet jazz, Odessa Leonid Utesov once said: “Odessa is the birthplace of jazz!”. And in many ways was right: this city have in common with jazz atmosphere of humour, celebration and freedom. Thanks to Leonid Utesov and his famous “Tea-jazz”, Odessa was considered the unofficial capital of jazz Continue reading