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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People love the holidays. The people are different. Holidays too… In this article we will tell You about the most unusual festivals that exist on our wonderful planet.
Monkey Banquet in Thailand
According to ancient legend, the God Rama gave my friend the monkey king Hanuman land on which is located the city of Lopburi. The monkey king along with his army has won the war and protect their lands. Monkeys in Lopburi are a living legend and main attraction of the city, attracting many tourists from all over the world.
Every year on the last Sunday of November for the monkeys in this town arrange a luxury Banquet. Animal a huge table covered with fruits and vegetables. Thus, residents thank the monkeys for their exploits.
Tomato fight in Spain
La Batalla del Tomate — the annual tomato festival dedicated to the departing flight, which is held in the last week of August.
Like all holidays in Spain Tomato festival is held with music, dancing, fireworks and free refreshments. At the end of the celebration in the Central square tomato fight is held.
The square take out twenty-five-ton trucks, brim full of ripe tomatoes. Immediately place Continue reading
“Day of the dead” — one of the most famous holidays in the world, designed to remind the souls of those who will not return. His characters in the form of candy skulls and are specially made female figurines of skeletons, dressed in beautiful costumes, no less famous than Halloween pumpkin. Holiday in Oaxaca lasts two days, in early November, and refers to the ancient cults of the Maya and Aztecs, bringing gifts to the goddess Mictlantecuhtli, the woman in the form of a skeleton, dressed in a skirt of rattlesnakes. In addition to all kinds of ornaments and sweets in the form of skulls these days, there is a carnival, and also make special cakes — the Bread of the Dead.
East Sussex, England. The night of the fireworks,
“the night of the fireworks” — an annual holiday in England, arranged on 5 November. His hallmark — a huge amount of fireworks, creating a giant fire show. Lights are lit in memory of ancient events, received in history the name of the Gunpowder plot. In 1605 a group of Catholics tried to blow up the houses of Parliament which met there by king Continue reading