Famous carnivals
How many cities in Brazil, so many s – and not one is like another. In Rio he has long ceased to be simply enchanting holiday and turned into a kind of championship fun. Participate…

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The Most unusual festivals in the world
Carnival, Brazil. Gracyanne Barbosa leading the Samba school of Mangueira, participates in the carnival in the streets of Rio de Janeiro in 2009. Samba dance was born in Rio, remains the heart of the city,…

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Publication - the Most beautiful holidays of the world
February 28, begins one of the most ambitious, elegant and fabulous festivals in the world — the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Below are 12 fabulous festivals, visit one of which means to live a…

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Peculiarities of the national carnival

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

Culinary events in the world

Carnival

Maslenitsa is a celebration of spring, cheerful, carefree, with plenty of food and most importantly – pancakes. Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday became the Central dish, its symbol.

Culinary holidays

Prepare sleighs in summer, and a vacation plan in winter, wisdom in modern processing. This means that it’s time to think about how interesting and useful to spend a few weeks relaxing. “Culinary Eden” strongly recommends to visit any food festival.

Christmas in Germany

The main symbols of Christmas in Germany – Christmas tree and Christmas festival (Weihnachtsfest). From November (11 of 11 months in 11 hours 11 minutes until the day before Christmas eve the whole of Germany rejoices in the main squares of towns and watches gifts at the Christmas markets.

Summer food festivals and beer in Britain

Every year British summer air filled with the scent of the most delicious dishes and drinks. English foodie literally no time to recover – he does not have time to finish off the fish casserole is kornuollsky, as it already expects the portion of beef is Scottish (not to mention a huge mug of dark Irish and plates of biscuits Chelsea). These Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals of the summer

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