From carnival to the carnival
February was this year unusually eventful: Maslenitsa, matched to the same this time with Valentine’s Day, and now and carnivals. The carnival is nothing like carnival in the Western manner, but the word itself means “farewell, meat”. As well as Russian carnival, Catholic tradition of carnival combined pagan celebrations on the occasion of the spring meeting and the preparation for lent.
In contrast to the Russian cheese of the week, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the Catholic carnival are more widespread geographically. Along with the colonization of the tradition has spread worldwide and was adapted to local customs and mores. But the main feature of the carnival favourite costume has been preserved everywhere. This tradition change and play different roles appeared in the Ancient Rome once a year, for 5 days, the owners and the slaves become equal. All gathered together for one holiday table, and to get rid of the social prejudices of everyday life, faces hid behind masks. This tradition still is a main feature of carnival in Venice . Venice carnival is not only the most famous in the world but also the oldest. Officially, the celebration of carnival was approved in the 13th century, but its heyday, carnival was reached in the 17th century. In the old days Continue reading
There are many sexy festivals, where just flock from all over the world tourists. After all, there are rampant explicit erotic dance, men quickly find themselves in the company of almost naked beauties. Women can look for a muscular guy. It’s the holidays, where there is love, fun and serenity. Among the variety of sexual festivals it’s worth to highlight the ten most-most.
New Orleans Burlesque Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In New Orleans every year in mid-September is a bright and cheerful burlesque festival. For three days the guests of this festival see the rooms Striptease, hundreds of dancers and frankly sexually demonstrate their skills. Tourists are difficult to stay away, that’s why the festival involves and educational program for their guests. So, at one of the seminars, you can learn how to sensually remove her stockings. The teacher will tell you which dance moves are the most sexy for a partner.
German Fetish Ball Weekend, Berlin, Germany. Stiff German Berlin one weekend a year becomes a real capital of various fetish and BDSM fans. In this town from all over the world come thousands of fans for such extreme sexual pleasure. They take part in the sexiest weekend of Europe. It demonstrates a blatant fashion shows, performances with erotic overtones, voluptuous show. Any fetishist’ll Continue reading
In Venice began a traditional carnival period that will last more than two weeks and ends March fourth in the so-called “fat Tuesday”. So, in Italy called the day before the beginning of lent before Easter. This year the overall theme of the festival selected “Enchanted forest”.
Carnival activities started last Saturday, when the streets of the city marched sinister procession of “zombie” dancing to the sound of Michael Jackson. They were followed by Ghost hunters, magicians, acrobats and mimes. On the Grand canal hosted a regatta of decorated gondolas with musicians and singers.
By long tradition, to the carnival in Venice attracts visitors from different countries who delighted in wearing historical costumes and covered their faces with masks. Winner of the best costume in the end gets a prize.
An integral part of the culmination of the carnival is the “Flight of the angel,” going down a 100-meter bell tower in Piazza San Marco. Two weeks in Venice turns into a kind of decoration to the carnival, festive concerts and other shows which are held in theatres, restaurants and right on the streets.
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