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
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
12-14 September Festival “Autumn in St Michael”
12-14 September in p. Pushkinskiye Gory, Pskov region will host the IX international festival for the promotion of books and reading ’s Autumn in St. Michael”. This is the ninth year in a conservation Pushkin places book festival ’s Autumn in St. Michael” library collects a community of like-minded people: writers, journalists and publishers, librarians from different cities and regions in Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg and Pskov oblasts, Moscow, Kirov, Kaluga, Vologda, Smolensk and others.
The main thing that unites all past and future festival –
this is a conversation about the Book, about the importance of reading for the modern man.
IX international festival for the promotion of books and reading
“Autumn in St. Michael”
p. Pushkinskiye Gory, Pskov region
12-14 September 2012
12 September / Wednesday
The meeting of participants of the IX international festival of promotion of books and reading ’s Autumn in St. Michael” Continue reading