Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  Football and carnival in Rio de Janeiro two things in Brazil evoke the same strong emotions. Brazil is hosting not one carnival, but carnival in Rio de Janeiro is…

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The oldest carnival
  Carnival culture is very old. And carnivals in Italy – a great many. Every town has its own, quite unlike any other. But the Carnival in Putignano has no…

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The Most unusual cities in the world

 

Source translation for mixstuff – Xenia Gusakova

I assume that you live in an unusual city? Looking at our selection, you will most likely dramatically change your point of view.

Setenil de Las Bodegas, Cadiz, Spain

Starts our list of the most common of unusual cities, Setenil de Las Bodegas, which according to historians was developed from Moorish town near the river Rio the Trejo. This cute Patriarchal town is unique in that half-embedded in the cliff-side and half is on its top. Despite its small size, it attracts quite a large number of tourists, and specializes in the cultivation of various Mediterranean crops.

Roswell, new Mexico, USA

A small town in the state of new Mexico, also sometimes called “city of the UFO”. Local residents claim that unidentified flying objects are landing here since the forties, moreover, the city seems to be built around this phenomenon.

SIEVE. Innovative Ghost town, new Mexico, USA

This town was established as a pilot test site of the Center for innovation, testing and evaluation (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation). There are no residents, the city’s infrastructure is only used to check security systems, innovations in water supply and other innovative urban Continue reading

Carnival and Carnivals

 

Farewell to winter and the arrival of spring was celebrated and celebrated in many countries. Over time, these holidays have become to rethink and to coincide with Lent. Each country has its own flavor and its own traditions. In Russia Maslenitsa or cheese Week. Mainly in Catholic countries is the carnival.

Carnival, if translated from Latin means “goodbye to meat”, or car from val –”ship of fools”. This is a bright large processions. With the participation of clowns, with traditional theatrical interludes and treats all comers. The carnival took place in the cities of Western Europe from the 9th century. At first carnival was the second part of the holiday, then, as the first was connected with Church regulations, but subsequently, from about the 18th century began to prevail folk still fun and the Carnival was just bright folk holiday, full of flowers and foods. The main Manager in theatrical processions – the jester.

Carnivals appeared initially in Italy, then they began to be celebrated in France and then in Germany. Carnivals in different countries have their own names. For example – Mardi Gras, which means in translation of the French “Fat Tuesday”. Is celebrated before the Catholic lent in countries such as France, Czech Republic, Continue reading

Carnival in Barcelona

 

Carnivals are very popular in many countries of the world and Spain is no exception! The Spanish are very happy and cheerful people and they always make the holidays for any reason – in large cities and small towns, for a given area of the city and even for one street! And of course the traditional February carnival. which in Catalonia is called Carnestoltes is a great occasion to have fun and plenty to eat before a 40-day fasting. Perhaps this is why the word “carnival” is associated with the Latin word “caro” meat and “vale” farewell. By order of the dictator Franco, from 1936 to 1980 in Barcelona carnivals were banned, but now there are parades take place in different cities, and even the smallest village is sure to suit your carnival.

Carnival parades are held in all parts of the city and their main task is to recreate the traditional celebrations of Catalonia, which have their roots in the fourteenth century. Across the city at this time are many big and small events.

Traditionally, the carnival begins on “Fat Thursday” (Dijous Gras ),with the arrival in the city 7 Kings, gdk each of the kings is one of the “villages”.On this day in the city, different contests and competitions how to prepare delicious dishes, and eating, and for children organizing contests for the best costume with sweet prizes. There is a contest for baking the famous Continue reading