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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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
Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins all over each other colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.
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