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The Carnivals of the world

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

Summer festivals

Tickets to the biggest festivals buy from multiple computers simultaneously. This does not apply to Sziget, but in the case of Glastonbury or Burning Man you will increase your chances — tickets are selling out at lightning speed. So connect friends, try cards of different banks.

Come to the festival for a day or two before the opening. Time to look around, to estimate the location of grocery stores and other lucrative jobs. If you go with a tent, better to get a good seat. For example, at Rock am Ring Germans staying in the camping close to the festival site 3-4 days before launch.

When planning the trip, too, leave the margin. On the road with big festivals come in a tube.

Festival — a place where you can implement your fantasies and look almost anything up freak

Be sure to bring rain gear, rubber boots, warm clothes. Raincoats and never leave the rubber boots do not remove. Summer weather in Europe, especially in Britain, unpredictable. Well and music festival without mud — not a festival.

Bring blue and yellow symbols. A bunch of new friends guaranteed.

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The Most striking events of this weekend

“Public control” tells about the most interesting events that will take place in St. Petersburg from 4 to 6 September

The festival of colors Holi. The closing of the season

4 and 5 September at the stadium “Monolith”, which is on Forest Avenue 8, will see the summer. Tons of natural colours Holi, live and electronic music, professional photographers and vivid emotions.

– We will create a world in which that is best in each, will be reunited in the main colorful festival of the year, – according to the organizers.

On Friday, the Festival of colors kicks off at 18 o’clock, on Saturday – in 13. Admission is free, with no age restrictions.

The tea and coffee festival

From 4 to 6 September at the Moscow square will host VIII international festival of tea and coffee, where visitors can get acquainted with traditional and new favorite drinks, to learn the secrets of their preparation, to participate in the tastings and master classes, and purchase tea, coffee and related products for the home.

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Festival of chrysanthemums German
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Interesting holidays and festivals
Though it ended on a cheerful winter holidays, spring may please fans of the rest of incendiary interesting festivals, which is complete in the first spring month. 1. "European spring"…

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Opened a new festival
Ten years of youth festival "Victoria" was a corporate tourist plant "Electrotyazhmash-Drive". This year it takes place in the new, territorial, status. In place of this festival, the staff opened…

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