Japanese holidays
  [caption id="attachment_3843" align="alignleft" width="300"] TOKYO - JANUARY 14: Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos attend the annual Coming-of-Age Day ceremony at Toshimaen Amusement Park on January 14, 2008 in…

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The Best carnivals of the world
  February is the month of carnivals, which are held in almost every town. The most famous in Venice and Viareggio. For carnival ball masks made of papier-mache, although this…

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Carnival Brazil


Brazilian carnival – it is a celebration that has some religious basis. First, the carnival is held before Lent, namely 40 days before Easter. A kind of the symbol of the renunciation of carnal pleasures, farewell to them.

Since the whole of Brazil has Portuguese roots, and the holiday itself went from carnival, which the Portuguese carried out at home. By the way, the date of the match.

Secondly, the carnival is associated with pagan traditions, art lovers can find in it and ancient roots, and the elements of dance from the middle ages, and, of course, masquerades, who is back in fashion in the Renaissance.

The first carnival was held in the seventeenth century, and in a few centuries he acquired the features of a European holiday. At the same time there were many of the characters, without which today’s carnival is simply impossible to imagine.

The carnival is held throughout Brazil. In each of the regions, their traditions, for example, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro at carnival are the only professional dancers Sambo, and in the North-East of the country still remained the tradition of the street carnival, when the dance is attended by all who wish.

Incidentally, the carnival in Brazil has not always been so bright and beautiful spectacle, originally it was more like a slaughter, however, is not such as Russian fisticuffs at fairs, but no less exciting, on the head of a passer-by was able to fly anything from eggs or bags of sand to the old clay pot.

This tradition was linked to the desire of people to do away with all the old, to leave it all in the past year.

Only in the mid-nineteenth century, the carnival acquired its kind, and it was similar to what we used to see on TV. Even Sambo, without which we cannot imagine today’s carnival, appeared only in the XX century. Initially it was a spontaneous performances of individual pairs and only in 20 years of the last century, Samba has become an integral part of the procession.

Every year for carnival selected a separate issue, based on which various Samba schools make their submissions. All the choreography, all the costumes and performances must respond to the theme of the carnival.

In Rio de Janeiro are the most famous carnivals, but also famous carnivals in the cities of Bahia and Pernambuco. Even though they are not as spectacular and not so widely celebrated in the streets, however, and they have their advantages.

Carnival in Bahia is famous because it allows everyone to dance. Around the town car rides, which is posted all over town music, and behind it are all who want to participate in dance. Well, then stand in place and begin to chant for dancers.

In Pernambuco you can see almost acrobatic dancing. Sounds very fast music, and the pair manage to perform their tricks. A characteristic feature of this dance is the use of small umbrellas, dancers.

No matter where and how is the carnival, it really is one of the most beautiful spectacles that deserves attention.

In Rio presents the most colorful show, which dojo are prepared during the year, they sew the costumes, the food, the dance, organize a platform, where will be dancers, musicians and singers. All this requires a lot of work and effort.

Performance is assessed by the jury, the points are distributed on a 10 point scale, for each school is given no more than 80 minutes. Everything is evaluated, costumes, dance, music, originality, harmony, idea how consistent theme and more. If the performance exceeds the allotted time, the school is called deprivation scores.