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
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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The beer nation, of course, are the Germans. According to the polls, regularly drink beer here 67% of women and 91% men. It is not surprising that the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest takes place in Germany . It was first held in October of 1810, Bavaria, then played the wedding of Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony. On this occasion, had arranged a Grand festivities with beer and horse races that took place at the city gates in a large meadow, which still bears the name Terezinha. They also invited all the inhabitants of Munich, the beer was poured for free. The event is so liked Ludwig that he ordered me to hold it annually. Since then, on the third Saturday of September begins the festival of Oktoberfest. At the Theresienwiese erected a giant beer tents – affiliates of the Munich beer halls, modestly referred to as “tents”. They are always fourteen, and is also a tradition.
Each year, the Oktoberfest attracts about a million people. They drink 10 million pints of beer, eat 750 thousand fried chicken and 800 thousand sausages. And buying up tens of thousands of glowing horns, hearts and hats with flashing lights. And not for the love Continue reading