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
Ask any person what the beer, and you will say that this is one of the most famous, favorite and ordinary people, and presidents, and artists drink. Evidence of this fact are numerous celebrations and festivals held in various countries, additional symbols, traditions dedicated to this drink.
Undoubtedly, each of you have heard about the large-scale and well-known to every lover of beer festival — Oktoberfest held annually in Munich, Germany. Celebrated not only in this country, by the way, but in many others. In the days of the festival doors of all the pubs wide open for all fans of the popular drink is beer. Every year they traditionally gather together to celebrate or just to salute, having tried any new variety. Pour beer in a specially made for this festival beer mugs, often representing symbols and pictures. New year — new mug.
In addition to Oktoberfest in Germany is also another famous festival in Stuttgart — Cannstatter Volkfest, which translated means “national folk festival”. It is held since 1818, organized by King William and his wife Catherine, in honor of the end of the disease the time of the plague, which lasted for several years and claimed the lives of many people. The celebration traditionally begins with the opening ceremony barrels at 11 o’clock. All around, wherever I look, there are stalls Continue reading
In Germany, the holidays are not always official holidays in all the land because of some of the sovereignty of these lands. Most holidays have a religious origin, the other historical. The country is all year round a large number of festivals or carnivals that beat preconceived ideas about the people, the Germans love to work not only on, but also to relax, since religious holidays or festivals of harvest were the only reason to have a break from the endless work, so here they are so fond of. Festivals is a great excuse to wear costumes, I note that these costumes are available for many Germans and customs of the festivals here, as nowhere else in the world live.
Carnivals in Germany
The carnival begins with the first of February, a bright beginning for which is quite an unusual phenomenon in this country –Brazilian Samba Carnival in Bremen, who would have thought that the Germans are fans of Latin dance. As I understand it one of the modern festivals, and he appeared in eighty-fifth year of the last century. Carnival traditionally begins on Friday with a costumed children’s parade, which adults continue, but the real fun happens on Saturday, when along the Central streets of Bremen drive platform with the giant puppets and decor, which in my invention is not inferior to the carts at the carnival Continue reading