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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

Festival of chrysanthemums German

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

Seven of the most popular carnivals of the world

You seem the most mysterious and voshititelnye, unique and popular carnivals of the world! Who wouldn’t like to visit at least one of them, replacing the gray days in the warm sun and the carousel pleasures?

Once a year we always see pieces of bright spectacle on TV. What is one of the most famous carnivals in the world-Brazilian?

Thousands of participants marching endlessly through the streets, moving in the rhythm of Samba. Feathers, skirts, sequins and endless drive!

Sewing costumes, the endless rehearsals and other pre-holiday fuss in Rio begins long before the week of the carnival, although many residents prefer to just escape for a week in quiet corners of the country. Each Samba school provides from two to five thousand participants and their companions lasts about half an hour. Now imagine how many eminent schools in Brazil and how easy those wishing to be part of the celebrations?

To be in the midst of you will pay dearly: VIP boxes will cost $1500, but it guarantees a complete service and a great sight! Oh Yes, you will be taken to the place of residence in a crowded city, where it is impossible to get a taxi. There are more budget options, showed a mass of boxes, but you know, no comparison. If you ask any woman on the street, she will teach you how to dance Continue reading

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