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
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