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20 the largest festivals and carnivals of the world

 

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like «to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale analogues of Fes tiwala around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

5 January – 5 February

Harbin international festival is the largest event of snow and ice in the world, where you can see a snow sculpture, height 3 meters, and building life-size, made of giant ice blocks.

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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

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 equal.

If you can imagine that people celebrate almost two months, even our “new year holidays” do not seem so long. Powerful, colorful, daily action action stretching from Christmas to Lent. Almost two months of endless holiday. The end of which are Funeral. The funeral of Mr. Carnival.

And the reasons for this famous carnival, the most that neither is serious. Once, in a rather distant 1394, the knights of Malta transferred the relics of St. Stephen from the small town of Monopoli in the same small town of Putignano. Even then, during the transfer to the procession was joined by the peasants with jokes, songs and dances. Not surprising – Saint Stephen is the patron Saint of the city.

Here and now: the first day of the carnival is awarding huge candles (one President – the President of the carnival, hands it to another – the President of the Committee of St. Stephen). Thus, the participants of the carnival I respect the Church and ask for forgiveness for all the atrocities that’ll do during the festivities. Such prior repentance in a future carnival of sins…

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