The birthplace of carnival, considered to be Brazil. And indeed it is. The carnival, held annually in Rio de Janeiro, is a vivid and unforgettable spectacle that is hard to compare. This view is impossible to find an alternative. Probably, any person knows that the Brazilian carnivals – a Grand procession in colorful costumes, similar to a theatrical production.
When there is a carnival
This holiday in Brazil is perhaps the most important and truly national holiday. There is no such person who has never heard in his life about these annual performances. Every year the date of the carnival is different. This is due to the fact that the countdown is about Easter day. Usually, the beginning of the carnival falls on a Saturday, which precedes lent. Lasts this holiday is four days, that is until Tuesday. And on Wednesday begins lent. However, sometimes officially deadlines are violated, as the scale of the carnival acquire an enormous size. In 2014 the carnival is scheduled from 1 to 4 March.
Should not be seen Brazilian carnival as a celebration that lasts only once a year during the week. Actually it is not. First, the preparation for it is conducted throughout the year. In other words, the organizers and participants are preparing in their own way. Some sew costumes, others rehearsing dances, and others conduct training, Continue reading
Carnival in Rio is one of the craziest festivals in the world. He staggers a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, crazy looseness and flexibility of Nude dancers, and the heart makes a beat in the rhythm of the passionate Samba.
A little bit about the carnival.
The carnival is endless music, fantastic costumes, the joy of transformation, the release of adrenaline in the blood, getting rid of complexes. For Brazil is the law under which he lives, the whole country, and for Brazilians, is a way of life. The festivities of the carnival captures all of Brazil. The carnival begins in the town of Olinda, where the parade is the oldest dance school “virgins”. This 250 men dressed in women’s dress. Their performance is 10 hours nonstop. And yet the main event of the carnival parade of Samba schools in Rio.
About the city of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1502 by the Portuguese and named the “River of January”. Today Brazilians call their beloved city “cidade maravilhosa”, which means “magic city”. Believe me, they have a reason. During 4 centuries Rio was and remains the capital of beauty and tourism of South America and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is a saying that, creating this city, the Lord outdid himself. And Christ, a huge 38-meter statue of Corcovado, throws up his hands in mute admiration.
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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