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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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Famous carnivals

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

The Most interesting and unusual festivals

If you want an unforgettable experience, then you should visit some countries of the world in that moment, when they are interesting national holidays.

It is a festival of torches in Scotland, Dutch flower parade, a procession of naked men in Japan, Spanish Tomatina, a light show in Berlin and other interesting and unusual festivals in the world .

We have already talked about how people celebrate New year in different countries. now let’s learn about other events and festivals in which to participate in certain times of the year.

Holiday Aphellio – Shetland Islands

Celebrates the famous Scottish celebration aphellio on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick in the North of the Shetland Islands. This is the day that Vikings dressed participants with torches and resounding horns lead through the city’s 30-foot ship with a dragon on the nose for later burning it up on the beach.

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The Most unusual festivals of the world
Beltane Fire Festival . Scotland. "the Celts" with bare torsos raise the torches during the Festival of Beltane fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern…

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Carnival in Rio
What comes to your mind first when you hear the carnival? Or what do you associate with the city of Rio de Janeiro. Yesterday you read about Carnival in Peru…

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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…

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