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
May 24 14:00 to 20:00 in the Alley of Cosmonauts, ENEA family will be held the festival “Bright people”. Carnival costume parade, premiere performances, thematic workshops, colorful art objects and much more awaits you at the festival. In the Central area in front of the monument to Tsiolkovsky held more than 20 workshops. Children and parents will be able to learn the basics of robotics, paper-plastics, the practice of making ceramic products, learn how to create origami, masks and hats for the carnival, dolls and gift cards, to weave beads from felt and more. Here will be located and large-scale dance Studio. Address ENEA: Prospect Mira 119, metro: VDNKH.
May 24 at 10:30 in the Park “Krasnaya Presnya” for children from 2 to 14 years starts first outdoor children’s marathon “Run and scream”. The marathon will be participating charities donate Life and the Jackdaw and the children in your care these funds. The property will be placed boxes to collect funds for the projects funds. The marathon will be divided into three races: children 2 to 5 years, run 300 meters, children from 5 to 8 years – 1000 meters, and children from 8 to 14 years – 3000 meters. To will be awarded to all age separately, that is the best six-year-old will receive his own reward, and the best seven years. In addition to the marathon, Continue reading