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The weirdest festivals of the world

People who are used to their culture, holidays of other Nations seem to be amazing, and often strange. To understand the traditions of other people you just have to try not to limit yourself to just their culture.

However, a series of events and competitions, typical of those or other Nations, is truly amazing and unusual, which will be discussed below.

It is worth considering that many of the competition so unusual and fun that they resemble more festivities, because the victories are not as important, participants are much more fun to relax and just talk.

The Celebration Of “Las Payas”. In the Spanish city of Valencia from 14 to 19 March takes place this festival that attracts thousands of tourists. During his daily 14 hours begins the “mascletá”, during which there are competitions of pyrotechnics on the ground, and in the dark in the sky fireworks are launched. The climax of the holiday is the ceremony La Cremá, during which burn specially prepared a huge stuffed animals and figures. This festival attracts up to 2 million tourists that more of the city’s population more than 2 times.

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Brazilian carnivals: how to get them

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.

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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

Brazil is a country of carnivals

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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