Winter is the most “hot” it is time for the Canary Islands. Every year from January to March, the island plunge into unbridled joy and a storm of colors, passing on their thematic festivals. Each island held their thematic carnival in the capital of Tenerife – Santa Cruz de Tenerife hosts the world-famous Carnival. This is one of the largest festivals in Europe. And according to their scale, second only to the Brazilian carnival and is by its size and beauty, second in the world.
The annual Carnival in Tenerife will be held this year from February 18 to March 1 called “horror Movies”. The streets will be flooded this year cinnamontree, vampires, zombies, and other colorful characters from horror films. During carnival is a mandatory parade – it’s hours of a procession, which involved almost the entire population of the island. Few people know that the parade was held in 1987, was listed in the “Guinness Book of records”, as it was attended by about 240 000 people.
The roots of this holiday is spent in the XV century. The tradition to celebrate this holiday brought to the Islands by the Spanish conquerors in the mid fifteenth century In the eighteenth century the custom to throw a party with dancing was already widespread. In 1638 Philip IV and his entire yard was involved in various productions with disguises. Custom carnival experienced different times, Continue reading
If you want an unforgettable experience, then you should visit some countries of the world in that moment, when they are interesting national holidays.
It is a festival of torches in Scotland, Dutch flower parade, a procession of naked men in Japan, Spanish Tomatina, a light show in Berlin and other interesting and unusual festivals in the world .
We have already talked about how people celebrate New year in different countries. now let’s learn about other events and festivals in which to participate in certain times of the year.
Holiday Aphellio – Shetland Islands
Celebrates the famous Scottish celebration aphellio on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick in the North of the Shetland Islands. This is the day that Vikings dressed participants with torches and resounding horns lead through the city’s 30-foot ship with a dragon on the nose for later burning it up on the beach.
The holiday is dedicated to the Vikings, who landed in the 9th century on the Shetland Islands, near the coast of Scotland, and this Continue reading
The Samba schools made the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, one of the brightest and most impressive spectacles in the world. Brazilians believe their country is the birthplace of carnival
Two weeks before they lay him all the important things for later. Four days of festivities. At this time the life in the country comes to a standstill – all dancing. The media focused only on carnival. Wherever you look – everywhere he. Yeah and abroad, who would not say with the Brazilian about his homeland, and sooner or later inevitably starts talking about the carnival, because these concepts are inseparable. After all, carnival is called “Brazilian”, thus emphasizing the origin of this festival, unique in their scope and intensity of emotions, covering everyone.
Much less is known about the ever-increasing role in the carnival Samba school . The first of these was officially opened in Mangueira in 1928 it appeared other, but in that time they had no relation to the carnival. These schools, which originated in the poor neighborhoods, where many blacks were far from the festival, which took place on the Central streets, remaining the entertainment of wealthy people. The poor had fun almost “illegal”; the police would not let them sing and dance wherever they wanted.
Still, Samba has gradually established itself as the most vivid form of expression of the black population, Continue reading