Italian carnivals have a religious basis. Many Catholic countries celebrate this holiday.
Let us first razberemsa, where did the word carnival, or carnevale in Italian? Its roots from the Latin ” carnem levare “, which means “to remove meat”. Why this name? In ancient times it was a Banquet which was organised on the last day of the carnival period (“fat Tuesday or martedì grasso”), after which began a period of restriction and fasting, which lasted until Holy Pascha.
Some carnivals in Italy
The largest and most famous carnivals are held in the following cities: Venice (Veneto ), Viareggio (Tuscany ), Ivrea (Piedmont ), Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata ), Acireale (Sicily ), Macca (Sicily ), Fano (Marche ), Manfredonia (Puglia ), Putignano (Puglia ), Striano (Campaign ). Their fame has reached far beyond the borders of Italy and attracts huge number of tourists.
The longest carnival in Italy is held in the city of Putignano, and one of the most ancient carnivals, extant in Verona. its history began with the late middle ages and it bears the original name – Bacan àl del Gnoco .
Venice carnival is famous for its magnificent masks and costumes, as well as various displays: Continue reading
In Denmark the flag hanging in the window, says that in this house someone celebrating a birthday.
In Thailand, a holiday song, the Crane is considered to drench passers-by with water, it is considered a good-luck. Also in Thailand, where the majority of the population professes Buddhism, man’s head is considered a sacred repository of the soul and the touch is considered a serious insult.
Men from some eskimo tribes lined up to greet the stranger. Then the first of them comes forward and thoroughly spanks the stranger on top of her head, and expects a similar response from a stranger. Slaps and punches continue until such time as any of the parties does not fall on the ground. The natives of South America greet spitting at each other. And some Nations of Africa known to do is protruding tongue.
In Korea, to show that the meal was good, and all very tasty, as loudly as possible need to slurp.
Among the peoples of the North of Kamchatka many centuries it was understood that if a guest comes into sexual contact with the wife of your master, thus provides great honor. The hostess made every effort so that the guest wanted to share a bed with her. And special good luck for this house was considered, if a woman became pregnant from this connection. The birth of a child is celebrated Continue reading
Brazilian carnival – it is a celebration that has some religious basis. First, the carnival is held before Lent, namely 40 days before Easter. A kind of the symbol of the renunciation of carnal pleasures, farewell to them.
Since the whole of Brazil has Portuguese roots, and the holiday itself went from carnival, which the Portuguese carried out at home. By the way, the date of the match.
Secondly, the carnival is associated with pagan traditions, art lovers can find in it and ancient roots, and the elements of dance from the middle ages, and, of course, masquerades, who is back in fashion in the Renaissance.
The first carnival was held in the seventeenth century, and in a few centuries he acquired the features of a European holiday. At the same time there were many of the characters, without which today’s carnival is simply impossible to imagine.
The carnival is held throughout Brazil. In each of the regions, their traditions, for example, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro at carnival are the only professional dancers Sambo, and in the North-East of the country still remained the tradition of the street carnival, when the dance is attended by all who wish.
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