In Venice on Friday began a traditional carnival – in ten days the squares, streets, canals and bridges of the city will resemble a huge stage on which unfold one of the most exciting plays in the world, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
This time the main theme of the carnival will be the “Six senses”, which the organizers of this unique festival in addition to vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are also included and the mind.
This year the highlight of the colorful action will be a “Carnival in the dark”, the main characters of which will be blind people.
Surprises await those who are accustomed to the traditional opening ceremony of the festival. Usually it began with the flight of the “angel” who went down in the crowd with the famous Venetian hundred-meter bell tower in the Central square of San Marco. In the same year, on the idea of one of the organizers of the carnival Marco balika (Marco Balich), the role of “angel” will play the rapper Coolio.
“I wanted to create a festival for young people, which usually feels not privy to everyone’s fun,” he told reporters Balik, who organized the campaign “Love 2008”, when in Piazza San Marco a few thousands of people celebrated the New Year collective kiss.
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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
Every year around the world held more than hundreds of different festivals. Some of them are quite traditional, while other festivals are striking in their uniqueness and even absurdity. Perhaps the existence of such festivals you never knew existed!
Festival of cuckolds (Festa del Cornuto)
Rock Canterano (Roca Canterano, Italy
Why cry when you can have fun? As much as the other participants of the Festival of cuckolds, which is held annually in the village of Rock Canterano, near Rome. Instead sprinkle his ashes on his head, deceived by their halves of Italian men and women put on the heads of cute horns and merry go March in the streets of the village. The carnival procession is accompanied by songs, dances and satirical sketches on the theme of adultery.
Basically, cheating is not a reason to have fun, but as they say, “If the bride went to another, who knows who the lucky one.”
The mud festival (Boreyong Mud Festival)
Boring (Boreyong), South Korea
Cissy is unlikely to want to attend this fun festival. The participants of the mud Festival, which is held annually in South Korea, naked almost naked, and then coated with sea mud yourself and everyone Continue reading