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 .
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Every holiday has its conventional character. Detail which is inherent only to him, is its integral part and the highlight of this festival at the same time.
Christmas is one of the major Christian holidays. And since ancient times a symbol of Christmas was Christmas Nativity scenes. The main objective of Nativity scenes for Christmas is a praise to the Christ child. They reproduce the scene of the Epiphany.
Christmas Nativity scenes were created using three-dimensional figures or figurines in the middle ages. Such compositions was placed in the city center near the town Hall and around them were the main celebrations and formed the Christmas markets.
With time in each city and each country Nativity Scene began to acquire the features of the city, that is, all participants in the Nativity scenes are similar and clothing and appearance on the residents of the city in which the Nativity scene is set.
Each city has an individual is their Christmas Nativity scenes.
For example in the German Goslar around the Nativity scene real animals walking complementing the song, creating a realistic .
In Coburg St. The virgin Mary clothes characteristic for this town.
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Every year in February-March there is an event known throughout the world, a holiday, to get to that dreamed at least once in their life almost every resident of planet Earth. The Brazilian carnival is a six-day feast of colour, music and fun.
Each of us heard about this extravaganza of emancipation and manumission of life, but not all know how it goes actually.
the origins of Brazilian carnival
Carnival in Brazil is always distinguished from similar celebrations in the rest of the world, because here there are Latin American and African cultures. Brazil was a Portuguese colony, and in them, unlike other European colonies, relations with the dark population considered quite liberal. That’s why race in Brazil are closely intertwined, creating an explosive cocktail of Latin rhythms, spiced with African exotic.
The history of the Brazilian carnival is rooted in a century, but only in the 20th century, the Samba schools were able to organize a previously chaotic motion.
The carnival in Rio De Janeiro
It was in this city are the largest parades, the bar draws the largest number of tourists from around the world. And this holiday is most firmly associated with the concept of the Brazilian carnival.
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