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
12 fabulous festivals, visit one of which means to live a life not in vain.
February 28, begins one of the most ambitious, elegant and fabulous festivals in the world — the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Don’t have new photos, forcing eyes climb on a forehead from the beauty, we decided to recall how the Carnival in previous years. But at the same time — enjoy scenes of the most exciting holidays of the world that trigger the desire at least once in your life go on one of them.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio is one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This is a crazy cocktail of colours, costumes, music, dancers.
In fact, the Carnival in Rio — the parade of the Samba schools, which is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the city, the League of Samba Schools and TV stations that broadcast the show.
Each school chooses a theme and prepares its moving platform, the costumes, the sets, the dancing, makes the presentation. At the end of the Carnival selects one school-the winner of which is awarded a cash prize. To study in this school is considered very prestigious.
Holi — festival of colors in India
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