The Most famous carnivals of the world
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Carnivals and festivals

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.

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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

International Fireworks Festival in Seoul

 

International Fireworks Festival in Seoul (Seoul International Firework Festival) – a major cultural event in South Korea, which is held every year in October, since 2000, where the best pyrotechnics of the world create a unique atmosphere of celebration and beauty.

To participate in the festival traditionally attracts teams of specialists in the fireworks from different countries. Here they show viewers not only spectacular fireworks, but recent developments in pyrotechnic technology and firework art.

The history of fireworks (the”fireworks” ” means “fire effect”), more than one hundred years. Many peoples from ancient times decorated the holidays bright-light effects – originally it had large fires or a lot of small lights. But the written sources of the past preserved little information about such spectacles of light of different Nations.

A radical revolution in the art of making fire and pyrotechnic control them, of course, happened when the wise Chinese invented gunpowder and steel, it is widely used not only in military Affairs but also in the conduct of the festivities. Although the exact date of invention is unknown, but the Chinese Continue reading