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Carnival of Venice

Carnival in Venice – this is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the inhabitants of this ancient city, and tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world. During the celebration serene and serene Venice is freed from any duties and prejudice, becoming one of the most free (in all respects) places on earth. But there is this celebration has its own history and traditions, which we describe in this publication.

The history of the Venetian carnival

The history of the carnival in Venice has its roots in the distant past – in Roman times. Harvested, the Romans at the time of the winter solstice hosted Grand annual festivals honoring the God Saturn (another name for carnival – the Saturnalia). Throughout the city was conducted funny celebrations, and their difference from other holidays was that one table could be located and the owners and their slaves. So that ‘class” prejudice did not spoil the celebration, all the participants hid their faces under different masks.

The first official mention of the celebration in Venice date back to the XIth century and the thirteenth century they become public knowledge . The Senate of the Venetian Republic Continue reading

February 14 in the world

Today the whole world celebrates Valentine’s Day. And did you know that February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day, and some other quite interesting holidays?

So February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. A very unusual day, it should be noted, with its own interesting history. They say that Valentine’s day listed in the calendar of celebrations for more than 16 centuries, but the festival of love existed in earlier times – even in pagan culture. The most striking example is Rome, where in the middle of February, a festival of eroticism of Lupercalia in honor of the goddess of “feverish” love Juno Februata and God Faun – the patron of herds.

But, as already indicated, February 14 should not be equated only with Valentine’s Day. Here is an example.

On this day you can safely congratulate all friends programmers, because February 14 is also considered to be informal, but widely celebrated in the field of this specialty Day geek. The fact that on this day in 1946 the world was presented the first real working electronic computer ENIAC I. As you know, and before that there were many attempts to design a computer, but these were only prototypes and not entirely Continue reading

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