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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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
Today we will go on a world journey, which would look at the brightest, fun and extraordinary feasts and festivals on the planet.
Festival of colors Holi, India
Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festivities begin with the lighting of bonfire on the Holi eve. Then, participants of the event to start throwing colored powders and spraying liquid paints are absolutely everywhere spreading the fun and sharing their joy with everyone around, regardless of class and caste.
The winter light festival, Japan
With more than seven million led bulbs in the Botanical garden, Nabana No Sato, the Japanese celebrate the coming of winter. A large portion of Park lighting is powered by solar panels, charging during the day, minimizing the impact of the festival on the environment.
Venice carnival, Italy
In 1162, the Venetian Republic gained its independence. In honor of the victory, the Venetians had a holiday at San Marco square. Nowadays, the carnival marks the beginning of lent. Little has changed since the first carnival may outfits have become much sophisticated.
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