The history of the ancient city and summer festivals
Than to please and surprise Prague in the summer and why tourists prefer the Czech capital, not a beach holiday. How many theatres. concert halls and museums await You in the historic centre of Prague. When in Prague begins traditional television festival Golden Prague, which is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world? Performers and jazz lovers! Want to the international festival of classical and jazz music in Prague. This is a truly exciting action!
Prague is one of Europe’s cultural centres, there are more than 20 theatres, including the famous marionette theater, more than 35 theaters, movies which are shown in English with Czech subtitles. Classical music lovers can enjoy its magnificent sound in concert halls and churches, and to participate in festivals and listen to music the most famous orchestras in the world. In Prague there are a lot of museums. National technical Museum. National Museum of natural history, Museum of decorative arts, the wax Museum, the Mozart museums and Bergia Smetana and others. The attention of tourists attracted to a variety of exhibitions, festivals, numerous contests.
On the old town square is a building of late Baroque and Rococo Palace Continue reading
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio is one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This is a crazy cocktail of colours, costumes, music, dancers. In fact, the Carnival in Rio — the parade of the Samba schools, which is organized by the Ministry of tourism of the city, the League of Samba Schools and TV stations that broadcast the show. Each school chooses a theme and prepares its moving platform, the costumes, the sets, the dancing, makes the presentation. At the end of the Carnival selects one school-the winner of which is awarded a cash prize. To study in this school is considered very prestigious.
Holi — festival of colors in India
Holi, the festival of spring and the blossoming of nature in India, is celebrated in February or March. These days Indians are stirring up trouble between men and women jump over the fire and swing on the swings statues of the gods.
But certainly the most talked about event of the festival is the sprinkling each other with colored inks and dousing with water. All these colored powders are made from herbs, which in this period to help fight the spread of different spring virus.
Every year Venice for 12 days turns into a giant Continue reading
Although outside spring and the air is the scent of the cherry blossoms, I want to go back in time a bit ago and talk about the holiday of Maslenitsa. What in Orthodoxy called Gras in Germany is called the carnival (Karneval), or simply “fishing” (Fasching). With the adoption of the European peoples to Christianity, some pagan traditions migrated to the new faith, among them the tradition of a farewell to winter. And for many centuries in a row every year in late February or early March in many cities of Germany are mass street festival. Today I will talk about Bayreuth carnival.
Tractor, decorated with inflatable balls and Christmas garlands, opens the parade.
On this day the streets of Bayreuth (usually a quiet and semi-desert cities) was not found.
Snowmen promised snow that year will be no more.
The name of the holiday of Maslenitsa – « fishing ” comes from the German verb ” to fasten ” ( fasten ), which means “ fast ”. This is logical, because the day after “ fashing ” lent begins. Thus, ” fishing ” separated from Easter forty days without meat, fish and other dishes. So, on the eve of lent, Christians having fun one last time for the next month and a half. According to linguistic versions of the origin of the holiday, the word ” fishing ” Continue reading