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
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
“Vivid childhood planet”
In the Central square of the village Kushnarenkovo district was held the festival “vivid Childhood planet”, dedicated to the International children’s day.
How wonderful that the younger generation has its own holiday! At the appointed time of the celebration to the square of the area began to approach the children with their parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers. Thanks to adults who have left their holiday without attention and the youngest Kushnarenko – arrived by private transport: wheelchairs and three-wheeled bikes.
With words of welcome addressed chief specialist of the regional Department of education Ramil Isakova. She talked about how can spend time with the children in our area, what the camp will be available. She also wished everyone a good and happy summer holiday.
Further for kids began a long-awaited theatrical performance. Employees of the House of pioneers and schoolchildren in bright and colourful costumes professionally involved in the kids in fun games and competitions. Clowns in the face Natalya Ivanova, Irina Khabibullina, Lyudmila Valiyeva and Gulshat Safina made puzzles, played “Hockey”, has organized exciting events of “Cutting gifts”. Entertained the children and Gulnara Continue reading