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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

10 best festivals in the world

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.

The carnival begins with the coronation, during which the mayor passes the reins to the King Momo, selected Continue reading

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