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
Tinsel, loud music, colorful outfits, plastic bodies, noise and a unique sense of celebration — it’s carnival in Brazil, one of the most important events in the life of every true Brazilian. It is no exaggeration to say that the majority of indigenous people in Brazil live from one carnival to another, considering this great act the meaning of his life. No exception and many tourists from Moscow and not only who buy last minute deals to Brazil at carnival time with the purpose to attend personally, multimillion-dollar show.
Rio de Janeiro — in February the Brazilian rhythm of the drums
On view in the capital of Brazil dream to visit millions of people from different parts of the world. Not surprisingly, every winter trips to Brazil surpass the popularity of tours and excursions to European countries like Italy or Germany. Incendiary Samba, seductive form of Brazilian dancers dancing to the beat of the thunder of drums — every year the capital is immersed for four days and four nights in an unforgettable national holiday!
The carnival in Rio — it’s a real-rehearsed show, and not a spontaneous performance. Tourists who come on a tour to Brazil for the first time, not immediately able to cope with the excitement, Continue reading
A series of photographs devoted to the MOST UNUSUAL and AMAZING holidays from different corners of our planet.
For example, the annual festival of The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia, USA, the apotheosis of which is the competition pluginu in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flop) under the joyful screams of the fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dip competing in the red goo.
Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter Continue reading