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Festivals of France

France is the most beautiful, mysterious and desirable country. The whole world knows the sense of humor inherent to the French, everyone knows the voice of Edith Piaf, love the unique bottle of Chanel No. 5, the French language, created to explain my love, all know brave Jeanne D’arc and reckless D’artagnan.

This country has its own traditions, customs, their culture, their history. But in this country there is such a holiday, in which are reflected the traditions, culture and history. Of course, it’s the holidays and festivals of France, quickening the whole country.

Cannes film festival

Cannes film festival is the most important event in the film world. Within 12 days at the Palais des Festivals reigns the magic world of cinema. Here on the red carpet are all the celebrities, filmmakers submit to the court their latest films. For the best film was awarded the Palme d’or.

The Mimosa festival

What are the festivals in France? Humble flower of the Mimosa or the “yellow sun” consecrate France to a festival. At the end of February is this Sunny and cheerful festival in Mandelieu-La-Napoule. This city is famous as the place where they grow this beautiful flower.

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The Italian carnivals

 

Italian carnivals have a religious basis. Many Catholic countries celebrate this holiday.

Let us first razberemsa, where did the word carnival, or carnevale in Italian? Its roots from the Latin ” carnem levare “, which means “to remove meat”. Why this name? In ancient times it was a Banquet which was organised on the last day of the carnival period (“fat Tuesday or martedì grasso”), after which began a period of restriction and fasting, which lasted until Holy Pascha.

Some carnivals in Italy

The largest and most famous carnivals are held in the following cities: Venice (Veneto ), Viareggio (Tuscany ), Ivrea (Piedmont ), Satriano di Lucania (Basilicata ), Acireale (Sicily ), Macca (Sicily ), Fano (Marche ), Manfredonia (Puglia ), Putignano (Puglia ), Striano (Campaign ). Their fame has reached far beyond the borders of Italy and attracts huge number of tourists.

The longest carnival in Italy is held in the city of Putignano, and one of the most ancient carnivals, extant in Verona. its history began with the late middle ages and it bears the original name – Bacan àl del Gnoco .

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The 11 most famous carnivals

 

Brazilian carnival

The most famous carnival in the world is annually held here on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. So to speak, Carnaval Samba rhythms, fiery and beautiful Latin dance. The carnival is headed by the “Princess” of Samba, each carrying the flag for their school. Male and female dancers in very revealing costumes, the glitter, the atmosphere is fun and festive splendor everywhere! In the city throughout the week a fancy – dress balls, contests, dances and costumes, concerts. The cost of participation in the carnival is from 250 to 600 dollars.

This is the February miracle takes place in New Orleans (French quarter). The main difference from all the other noisy and sparkling extravaganzas is that it is unpredictable. Half-naked girls toss into the crowd with colored beads, to collect which becomes for the participants just a matter of principle!

Venetian miracle carnival

Love of life soaked in the atmosphere of this holiday. The main figure of the occasion is His Majesty the King. The parade of flowers and flower battles – the required components of a French carnival. The carnival held in nice from mid-February to 4 March.

Swiss carnival

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