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
In Denmark the flag hanging in the window, says that in this house someone celebrating a birthday.
In Thailand, a holiday song, the Crane is considered to drench passers-by with water, it is considered a good-luck. Also in Thailand, where the majority of the population professes Buddhism, man’s head is considered a sacred repository of the soul and the touch is considered a serious insult.
Men from some eskimo tribes lined up to greet the stranger. Then the first of them comes forward and thoroughly spanks the stranger on top of her head, and expects a similar response from a stranger. Slaps and punches continue until such time as any of the parties does not fall on the ground. The natives of South America greet spitting at each other. And some Nations of Africa known to do is protruding tongue.
In Korea, to show that the meal was good, and all very tasty, as loudly as possible need to slurp.
Among the peoples of the North of Kamchatka many centuries it was understood that if a guest comes into sexual contact with the wife of your master, thus provides great honor. The hostess made every effort so that the guest wanted to share a bed with her. And special good luck for this house was considered, if a woman became pregnant from this connection. The birth of a child is celebrated Continue reading