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
The task of the festival is to awaken a lively interest in historical heritage, in particular, left us Trypillian culture, to offer alternative ways of organizing recreation for families and youth, to revive and integrate into the modern world of various ethnic traditions, combining them with elements of modern achievements in the field of culture, education, production, management and other spheres of human activity. The festival combines recreation, sports, music, environmental, educational, exhibition and other cultural, entertainment and cultural and educational programs in the style of “ethno”.
Festival “TRYPILLIAN CIRCLE” has a five-year cycle, each festival year has the theme of one of the elements of nature, and that Water, Earth, Fire, Air and the Parade of the Elements. Each festival cycle also has its own creative, educational, environmental and social issues.
More than seven thousand years was preserved our earth ancient culture. Apparently, the time has come to reveal the truth and touch the spirit of antiquity.
The Trypillians – the oldest farmers in the Ukrainian lands, has left us a legacy of a fascinating ancient culture, which Continue reading