Bright orange, Sunny yellow, fiery red and white – chrysanthemum amaze us with its variety of colors and shapes. They can be gentle and stern, shy and aggressive, self-confident and shy. And if You want to see a real riot of colors on the background polyphase autumn nature, which can be compared with night fireworks, You need to go to German, idyllic village at the foot of the black forest, Lahr (Lahr, Schwarzwald, Germany), where 22 October-13 November-the biggest in Germany autumn flower festival – the Festival of chrysanthemums .
From the history of the holiday
In the late 80-ies of the last century gardeners G. Lar visited French sister city Share where they were struck by the beauty of lush flowering cascading chrysanthemums, which in Germany in those days, almost nothing was known. To decorate the city with waterfalls of bright colors in a period when almost nothing is blooming, that is, in late autumn, German gardeners have thoroughly studied the manner and method of cultivation cascading forms. From fast-growing and abundantly blooming varieties they managed to grow cascading chrysanthemums, reaching up to two meters in length!
In November 1993 for the first time in Lara were decorated with cascades of chrysanthemums public buildings. In parallel, in the city hall Sulzberghalle passed Continue reading
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
Old carnival principle States that life should be treated seriously only to the fun.
Brazilian carnivals, perhaps, the most exciting show in the world and the main event of the year for every Brazilian. No wonder they say that in Brazil live from carnival to carnival.
Carnival in Salvador
Carnival in Salvador is the best of Afro-Brazilian music, as well as performances by different groups, called societies Afoxé. One of the most famous bands – Filhos de Gandhi (Gandhi Children). Dressed in white tunics and blue turbans, members of this society form one of many groups participating in the procession.
Each group is formed around the two platforms. At the head of the group on the platform is the orchestra. Platform surrounded by dancers. The orchestra plays such fiery music that it is impossible to stand still, all around dancing, having fun, joking and laughing.
Unlike carnival in Rio de Janeiro here anyone can easily become a participant of the parade. For this he just need to buy a t-shirt, giving the right to join any group.
White carnival would recommend you to go with the sum of not more than 20$ in my pocket for incidentals. Police on special platforms sit every Continue reading