Carnival holiday show originates in the tradition of Roman Catholics and includes a mass March in the open air with the mandatory elements of masquerade, circus and dance.
The word “carnival” has Latin roots and, according to one version, comes from the expression “carne vale”, which literally means “farewell to meat”. This value is not surprising, as the carnivals in religious traditions took place on the eve of Great Lent, in the last days, when it was still possible to eat animal food.
Another explanation for the etymology of the word “carnival” is built through the Italian dialects which are “carne levare” means “to remove the meat”, precisely because of the Post.
There is a spiritual version of the appearance of this word in our lexicon. “farewell to the flesh” can have a figurative meaning, i.e. to denote a departure from the old mistakes and update their own “I”.
Anyway, the term confirms that the majority of carnivals in history took place just before Lent, a few weeks before Easter. The sacral meaning of the whole carnival is to fight the living and the dead for the world. To get rid of all supernatural beings and spirits, people wear scary masks, and at the end of the ceremony solemnly bury, drown, or burn an effigy Continue reading
One by one start in the world of fun, spectacular carnivals. January 16, opened the carnival in Argentina, “shot” carnival in Spain, still have carnivals in Mexico, Italy, Brazil…
And today, February 13 – the day of the opening of the Main traditional spring carnival in France, who for many years held in nice – the famous resort town on the Cote d’azur, and it will last until March 1. This is one of the largest carnivals in the world, along with such festive events in Venice and Rio de Janeiro.
Many festivals and carnivals held in different parts of the globe, have their roots in centuries – to the ending of winter and the pagan holiday of Maslenitsa. And the carnival in nice boasts a particularly strong tradition and the antiquity of its ancestry.
When, in 1294, the year the Duke of Anjou arrived in this magical region in the southwest of France for a few days to spend time, his loyalists, crimson desire to give the Governor a memorable stay, arranged one after the other balls, performances, masquerades and fireworks.
Nationwide festivities, like a fire that swept the city. Walked and celebrated not only the aristocracy and nobles. Common people – artisans, fishermen, seamstress and market traders had fun, danced and frighten each other with masks on the streets.
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The Locarno festival of “Light and Shadow”
In Locarno, famous for its August festival, on the waterfront at lake Maggiore on July 21, opened the annual fire festival “Luci e Ombre”, which runs this year until July 23. Every day from 17.30 to 2.00 organizers entertain guests with music and delicious food, and at the end of Saturday night, 22.45, after dark, on the beach promenade there is the fireworks.
Here you can learn about the Italian cuisine from the Ticino region is a mixture of Lombard and local pre-Alpine traditions, because the region once belonged to the Duchy of Milan. On the one hand, there are happy to eat pasta, the famous Italian soups, such as minestrone, corn and polenta, and exclusively local dishes made with chestnuts (because it makes almost everything from flour to tinctures), and special sweet cake Torta di Pane bread and milk, which according to legend was invented by the shepherds. And don’t forget to try the fish from the lake!
Festival of tourism films will be held in Verhoture
From 2 to 6 September in Verhoture will host the II all-Russian festival of tourism films “Rendezvous with Russia”. The main objective of the event is promotion of tourism opportunities in the regions Continue reading