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
Moscow — one of the largest centers of world music.
The city in which they lived Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian and Myaskovsky, Sviridov, Schnittke, Denisov, Berinsky and Weinberg.
The festival “Moscow autumn”, which takes place this year in 25 times, confided in his opus the greatest masters of musical modernity, among which Sofia Gubaidulina, Nikolai Karetnikov, Rodion Shchedrin, Tikhon Khrennikov, Andrei Eshpai, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel and other famous musicians.
On the evening of memory of the past masters, sound works classics music of the twentieth century, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Georgy Sviridov, Igor Stravinsky… steel Bright events programs and Schnittke Xenakis.
The festival is obliged to the head of the organization as a composer, Boris Terent’ev (75-87 years). It was he, thanks to his authority, great endurance, skill and ability to convince conceived to bring the matter to an end, could do something that was not able to realize Continue reading
Seasonal festivals in Seychelles attract a lot of guests, as characterized by abundance of fun. Very popular in Seychelles annual marathon sporting events, namely, competitions boating and deep sea fishing.
National holidays play an important role in the life of the Islands, it is Labour Day in may, and Corpus Christi, and national day in June, and the Feast of the assumption in August, and All Saints Day in November, and the feast of the Immaculate Conception in early December.
Calendar of events in Seychelles:
New year is traditionally celebrated on all the Islands in the family circle, where at midnight is sure to delight new year’s fireworks.
The marathon takes place on the island of Mahé. This event is also popular among different Nations, especially because it is designed for shorter distances and always attracts crowds of spectators who cheer for the participants.
Carnival is an international event, showcasing the cultural diversity of the Seychelles. This festival is held in conjunction with the States of Victoria and Semaine La Francophonie. In mid-March, a week of French culture is conducted on Mahé island, bringing with it a thematic Continue reading