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Carnivals in the world

A riot of colors, the sense of freedom and madness – all these are essential companions of carnivals. The atmosphere turbulent life and magic. Even the most serious and predictable people can feel like a different person, because everything around literally transport you to another world.

The most colorful carnivals of the world are held in February. Why at the end of winter is unknown. Probably people celebrate the last days before Lent or say goodbye to winter, welcoming the spring blooming, and may drive away the evil spirits.

What carnivals are worth a visit?

The benchmark known as the Brazilian carnivals . held in Rio de Janeiro . The scope of the festival there really is impressive, allowing it to be one of the most famous and brilliant carnival. In Rio annually attracts over a million tourists to see an event live. The main procession takes place in the sambadrome. The ticket will cost from 75 to 1000$, depending on location.

If you want to participate in the Parade of Samba, but at the same time to master a few moves, then be prepared to do some serious work physically. The rhythm of the melody will make you move very quickly.

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What are the national holidays in England?

Always interesting and useful to study the life of other peoples, countries, travel to these countries, to get acquainted with the life of people. A full understanding of the country and its people not get without seeing the celebrations, held in a particular place, the peculiarities of their conduct.

When communicating with any person it comes to England, just remember the famous double-Decker red buses, big Ben. the soldiers in the fine form, the Queen, Stonehenge, the Prime Meridian. But sightseeing is not the whole country. Many holidays in England unknown to the common man. And they are quite interesting and different from holiday dates in other countries.

The variety of holidays in England

Immediately it should be noted that English holidays similar dates with holidays in Wales and Northern Ireland, but somewhat different from holidays in Scotland.

Public holidays in England are called “Bank”, which means the official weekend among Bank and other organizations. Informal activities are also in abundance are the British does not mean weekend, but are, nevertheless, rapidly, as, for example, April fool’s Day jokes and pranks on this day are present even Continue reading

Holidays and festivals of Rome

Speaking the language poetic, really, maybe a bit pompous, holidays and festivals – it’s kind of a rim of precious stone called Rome. Indeed, holiday is a holiday, so why not try timing your trip for any of them?

For starters, here is a list of national holidays of Italy; note that these days do not work not only of agencies and institutions in Italy, but the embassies and consulates of the country in other States.

1 January – New year

6 January – Epiphany (the Baptism)

April‑may – Easter Monday (day after Easter) and Easter Sunday

April 25 – Day of liberation from fascism

1 may – labour Day

June 2 – Republic Day

August 15 – “Ferragosto” (Ascension of our lady)

November 1 – All Saints Day, forefathers day

December 8 – Immaculate conception of the virgin Mary

25 December – Christmas day

26 December – St. Stephen’s Day.

As in most other European countries, the period of Christmas and new year holidays and vacations lasts from December 25 to January 6 – from Christmas to Epiphany. New year’s day (Capodanno) – one of the favorite holidays, it is celebrated everywhere, including in Rome. The city takes on a festive look, its streets and squares are decorated with appropriate Christmas paraphernalia. At the same time falls during school holidays, and of course, Continue reading

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