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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

The Japanese festival Tanabata Matsuri

In Japanese traditions are always very vividly manifested a sense of beauty that has evolved over many centuries and evolved over time into a kind of cult of the worship of beauty. Aesthetic experience of nature is reflected in the conduct of traditional celebrations and festivals dedicated to the trees, flowers, birds, wind, moon or stars. One of such beautiful holidays is the Festival of Tanabata, which for centuries has enjoyed continued popularity among all segments of the Japanese population.

The tale of the seventh evening

The Tanabata festival is not one of public holidays in Japan, is not a public holiday, but with all the summer festivities he’s most beloved and long-awaited in the land of the rising sun. The name of the festival Tanabata in Japanese translates as “seventh evening” . indicating the date of its holding: the seventh evening of the seventh month, i.e., July 7. Along with this name for the festival is entrenched and more romantic name – Hoshi Matsuri ( Star Festival ), as the basis for the storyline of the holiday was a beautiful tale are two of the star VEGA (constellation Lyra) and Altair (in the constellation Aquila).

Simple story fairytale “love story” found in the folklore of many Asian countries, was based on an ancient Chinese legend. In Japan, the tale is complemented by local beliefs, therefore, in different Continue reading

Unique wedding cakes

The cake is a symbol of celebration and fun. Sweet miracle of modern masters is a real work of art. Pastry chefs use a variety of elements to give incredible shapes baking. Sealant, glaze, sugar figurines, and many other various “helpers” led to the inability to create the same special cakes.

The range of wedding cakes are huge. But there are some laws of their creation and design, which allow to classify all original wedding cakes.

Delicious variety

Small cake with big roses

Classic is a cake with flower decoration and round shape. Single-layer or multilayer, on stands, with marzipan or chocolate figurines, decorated with mastic or other decor. Floral sugar and cream bouquets, baskets or lying loose on the smooth surface of the cake will give solemnity to the festive day and give you a lot of pleasant moments for the newlyweds and their guests.

Cake with cupids

The inspiration, the Muse for confectioners can be a happy bride, her beauty and elegance, decorations and easy azuree dress. From mastic, you can create beautiful designs that will overlap with the wedding bouquet of the bride, air veil and other ornaments.

The decor can be used natural motifs, luxurious elegant elements Royal Empire, air romanticism Continue reading

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