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The Most beautiful holidays of the world

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.

Venice carnival

Every year Venice for 12 days turns into a giant Continue reading

Fishing parade

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

Famous carnivals

Samba

Samba — Afro-Brazilian musical rhythm and dance, performed to the rhythm. African rhythms were brought to Brazil with the slaves during the colonial period. Slaves were transported to the North-East of the country – mainly in the state of Bahia, which was the first capital of Brazil – Salvador, Bahia. Birth of Afro-Brazilian culture: music, dance, capoeira, religious tradition (the religious principle was present and is still present in many dance music genres).

Before the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888, any manifestations of national consciousness of Africans were suppressed, and some were outside the law.

Traditional Samba — samba de roda (Samba circle), it is called samba do Reconcavo baiano is the progenitor of all other types of Samba. It is included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. This dance originated in the state of Bahia, where it is still played by people of all ages. All stand in a circle – men perform music, and women in traditional full-skirted dresses and turbans singing and clapping. In the center of the dancing couple – man and woman or two women.

These «Bahia aunt», moving to larger cities, including Rio de Janeiro, kept the Afro-Brazilian culture, which even in the mid 20th century to be taken very seriously. They usually occupied responsible positions Continue reading