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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

Festivals and celebrations in Hong Kong

Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and to see this city is to stroll along the promenade, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the world-famous panorama. But Hong Kong – this is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and attractions for every taste. The most surprising – is how the locals follow the traditions, respect and love their culture. You will see this if you visit it during one of the traditional holiday festivals.

Folk festivals in the period of Chinese new year – this is, of course, the main event of the year . but the holiday calendar is not limited to this holiday, here is a year-round color and fun. Some of them will be held in may and June.

3 of the festival will be held in may, they are dedicated to important to the people of Hong Kong religious holidays.

11 may in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess tin Hau – patroness of seafarers and fishermen. The life and prosperity of Hong Kong is inextricably linked with the sea, so the locals refer to this goddess with great respect and has devoted her more than 70 churches. In them and hongkongers flock to ask the mighty goddess of prosperity, a rich harvest and good weather in the coming year. But the most interesting events on this day do not occur Continue reading

Festivals and celebrations in Hong Kong

Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and to see this city is to stroll along the promenade, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the world-famous panorama. But Hong Kong is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and attractions for every taste. The most amazing thing is how the locals follow the traditions, respect and love their culture. You will see this if you visit it during one of the traditional holidays or festivals.

Folk festivals in the period of Chinese new year is, of course, the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single holiday, Hong Kong is a year-round color and fun. In may and June there will be several festivals that are of interest to tourists.

Hong Kong holidays are tied to the Lunar calendar, therefore it is relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.

In may pass directly 3 festival devoted to important to the people of Hong Kong religious holidays.

11 may in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess tin Hau – patroness of seafarers and fishermen. The life and prosperity of Hong Kong is inextricably linked with the sea, so the locals refer to this goddess with great respect and has devoted Continue reading

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