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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Every holiday has its conventional character. Detail which is inherent only to him, is its integral part and the highlight of this festival at the same time.
Christmas is one of the major Christian holidays. And since ancient times a symbol of Christmas was Christmas Nativity scenes. The main objective of Nativity scenes for Christmas is a praise to the Christ child. They reproduce the scene of the Epiphany.
Christmas Nativity scenes were created using three-dimensional figures or figurines in the middle ages. Such compositions was placed in the city center near the town Hall and around them were the main celebrations and formed the Christmas markets.
With time in each city and each country Nativity Scene began to acquire the features of the city, that is, all participants in the Nativity scenes are similar and clothing and appearance on the residents of the city in which the Nativity scene is set.
Each city has an individual is their Christmas Nativity scenes.
For example in the German Goslar around the Nativity scene real animals walking complementing the song, creating a realistic .
In Coburg St. The virgin Mary clothes characteristic for this town.
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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