Around the world hosts many major festivals and celebrations that attract not only the huge number of local residents, but also many tourists. It is understandable, because it’s hard to think of a better way to feel the atmosphere and culture of a country than to visit traditional holiday. Some of them are not only surprisingly large, but also extremely unusual in themselves.
Mardi Gras, USA
During the festival, there are costume balls, parties, parades and parades. The most interesting of them are considered the Bacchus parade, each platform which represents some perverse entertainment — Dating, drinking, cards or something, and the parade of the Mardi Gras Indians, on platforms which you can see is absolutely amazing costumes.
If you want to see the real Mardi Gras, the festival is better not to go into the French quarter and garden district and on Charles Avenue. However, you should bear in mind that all the good places there’s usually busy for six hours before the parade.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The carnival in Rio every year attracts more than half a million visitors from all over the world and is considered the biggest carnival in Brazil.
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Masks, colorful costumes, mysterious stranger and gallant Cavaliers. All of this carnival. During the existence of the Venetian carnival not only did the tradition of the event, but also a certain set of masks, each of which has its own history.
The first mention of the carnival in Venice is part of the distant 1094. However, until about the beginning of the 14th century masks were not yet mandatory attribute of the carnival. That all changed in 1162: festivities in Piazza San Marco. It is believed that since that time, the carnival became an annual event.
In the 18th century, the carnival has lost its former popularity, but in the 70-ies of the last century, the Italian government decided to make the carnival a symbol of the national, including Venetian, culture and a means of attracting tourists. Today at the carnival in Venice annually attracts up to three million people.
Traditionally, the week of carnival opens oldest Venetian holiday — Festa delle Marie, which is dedicated to the liberation of the Venetian girls, kidnapped by pirates from Istria. By the way, since 1996, the Venice carnival has its own anthem. Its author was a famous couturier Pierre Cardin.
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Calendar Chinese and Western festivals
Festival dragon boat
This bright sports festival, richly flavored with Chinese customs. Boat competition in the form of dragons, drumming and traditional rice pyramids in bamboo leaves will long remain in memory.
Birthday of Kwan Tai
Kwan tai is one of the names of God Mod, which You might know quite well known to tourists, the man Mo temple. On the birthday of the gods bring special gifts, sometimes even compete for the Chinese operas and invite “Lviv” for ritual dances.
The seven sisters festival
The 7 sisters festival can be called Chinese Valentine’s day. The origin of this holiday is connected with the beautiful legend of love, which divides the milky way. To they can only meet once a year, when the birds put them at the bridge.
Unlike Western culture in the Chinese tradition does not include the exchange of gifts between lovers. The Chinese are much more practical: on this day girls show off their art needlework. And, of course, this is the best opportunity to ask the gods for a good groom or the bride. Girls and boys in this day presented generous gifts to the God of the earth.
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