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  February is the month of carnivals, which are held in almost every town. The most famous in Venice and Viareggio. For carnival ball masks made of papier-mache, although this…

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The Italian carnivals

 

History

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 .

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Theatrical Grand Prix of the Amur autumn festival

Theater the Grand Prix of the festival “the Amur autumn”, the jury awarded the play “roller coaster” Director Alexander Nazarov, producer Valery Levushkin.

“In the competition of theatrical performances the prize for “Best actor” received the George Taratorkin, who played a major role in the play “roller coaster”.

Prize “Best Director” awarded to Vladimir Pankova for the play “Territory of love”, Elena Yakovleva, who played the main character in the play “the Territory of love,” awarded “best actress”. “Amur crane” for best supporting actor awarded to Emanuel Vitorgan for his role in the play “the love”, – said the interlocutor.

For the first time awarded the prize for the best scenography has been artistic Director of the play “rollercoaster” Mr Boer.

Grand Prix for the best film awarded to the film “Minnesota” directed by Alexander Proshkin, told RIA Novosti on Sunday, the spokesman of the forum.

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Carnival Brazil

 

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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