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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 .

Venice carnival is famous for its magnificent masks and costumes, as well as various displays: Continue reading

Carnivals in Brazil

 

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

Cancel Carnival

this Ongoing unrest in the Brazilian resort town of El Salvador threatened the holding of the national holiday – the world-famous carnival . The wave of violence triggered by a police strike demanding higher wages and social benefits.

Next week in the largest cities of Brazil to be held the annual national festival, which will last for several days. This year the carnival will visit, in total, half a million foreign tourists. However, the fun may not take place due to the outbreak of violence in El Salvador, located in the northeastern state of Bahia.

After local police have declared an indefinite strike, demanding improvements to working conditions and remuneration, El Salvador faced a wave of street crime, according to Latin American news Agency NNN. During the nine days of the strike, there have been 123 murders. Fearing looters and rioters, shop owners turned to trade.

By order of the Federal authorities, the city entered army units, but to set security on the streets they failed. The city still retains an atmosphere of fear and tension. The guards, leaving citizens without the protection of themselves and then become participants in the clashes. So, yesterday there was a skirmish between the troops and strikers by the police, barricaded in the building of the State Continue reading