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
January 2 – Chicken Christmas (Day of St. Ignatius of Antioch) – on this day, the guest came in the first house, declared “chicken anointed one.” The owner puts it on the pillow so he was carrying eggs. Then give him the pumpkin and the guest breaks it so that the seeds scattered as it is possible further in all directions, that is, the Chicks were born in large numbers. Also on this day, each member of the family happiness throws into the fire a log or branch.
January 5 – Tutsindan (“Fat day”). This Orthodox holiday. Montenegro is famous for its religiosity, but because in this day it is strictly forbidden to punish children because the rest of the year they will misbehave. For the holiday table, slaughtered lamb or suckling pig.
6 January – Christmas eve (Badnjak, Bannigan), January 7 – Christmas. These holidays in Montenegro are among the most important. Seventh of January after the festive Liturgy Montenegrins taste rakija (fruit moonshine), eating dried fruits and nuts, and in the evening, on the table there “pogacsa” (flat cake of batter) and “pechenitsa” (spit-roast pig).
January 13 – Old New year . Cook round cakes made of corn dough with cream (curdled cream).
Easter is traditionally the most revered holiday. Like Russians, Montenegrins Continue reading
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.
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