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
We’ll talk about non-standard products-such as pizza. Pizza festival « Pizzafest ” is traditionally held in Naples, this year fans of Italian food will gather at the exhibition center d’oltremare September 8 to watch match of the best of pizzaiolo world, and, most importantly, taste as many pizzas as you want. The process of eating is accompanied by competitions and concerts.
If the pride of Italians — pizza, in Bavaria — this beer. Oktoberfest begins in September and ends in October. This year, beer lovers and the races will begin to celebrate on September 17. By tradition, the opening day of the festival, exactly at 12: 00, the mayor opens a barrel of beer. This symbolic action start “beer marathon”. Then begins the parade, which is led by a girl with a large bell, riding on a decorated horse.
For all days of the festival Munich immersed in beer, the participants consumed up to 7 million liters of the drink annually. Beer to drink while sitting at a long table under a huge tent. And costumed parades, processions shooters, racing, and concerts follow each other all 16 days. Don’t forget about the here and children. For them — Continue reading