Carnival is a holiday born in the Christian tradition, although in outward appearance he resembled Dionysus and Apollonia. In the popular imagination was strong pagan element. Low level of culture, contributed. The perception of God and all that Christianity has a man for many centuries was available only a few educated people. The main thing that has spread among the people and was perceived in a truly Christian sense is preaching about morality. Christian hope, the only thing that somehow strengthened people in the dark ages of the middle ages, and instilled the belief that all will be rewarded and will be different. But that “once” was a completely different world, and an outlet in this world was the carnival. This large folk festivals lasting several days, during which it was allowed that was not permissible in ordinary life. The world seemed to be turned over – and the jester had become king, he could give orders, poor dad and could rule the world. People dressed weird and funny, they put on face masks and were committing all sorts of outrages. In the medieval carnival mask is his own face, only to reverse himself. Masks were often similar to animals: people could not create himself, but reverse Continue reading
Festivals play an important role in cultural identity, and it’s worth noting that there is no better way to appreciate a new culture than by taking part in one of the festivals. There are numerous types of festivals in the world, some religious, and other seasonal changes. Read on to learn about interesting festivals in the world.
Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China
January 5 — February 5,
Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang province in northeast China. Every year this city hosts the festival of ice and snow. The festival was first held in 1985.
With the lapse of years, a simple festival has become an international set of activities. The main object of the festival — sculptures carved out of ice. Very beautiful in the dark, when the sculptures are illuminated with colorful lights.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February or March
One of the first thought, when you think about Brazil, of course, picturesque Rio carnival — the greatest holiday in Brazil, which attracts tenth thousands of visitors from around the world. During the festival the whole city comes to life: the dazzling costumes, Samba (Brazilian dance) and the music create a magical environment full of colors and emotions. Rio Carnival officially begins on Saturday and ends on Tuesday Continue reading
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.
No less interesting is the Venetian Continue reading