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Famous festivals

with the support of Committee for culture of St. Petersburg and the New stage of the Alexandrinsky theater In the period from 30 June to 9 July 2015 XVII international summer festival of contemporary dance OPEN LOOK St. Petersburg will once again gather at the New stage of Alexandrinsky theatre, main stage BDT them. G. A. Tovstonogov and Erarta stage, the best of the best. Festival OPEN LOOK. founded in 1999, has come a long way from becoming a summer dance school until the most anticipated dance events of the cultural capital of Russia. The organizers of the festival – House of dance “Kannon Dance” is annually presented to the audience global trends in contemporary dance and related disciplines – visual theatre, performance, movie dance, multimedia. The headliner of the festival Netherlands dance theatre (NDT II) – one of the finest repertory theaters and performing modern dance, the calling card of the Netherlands, will give two performances on 1 and 2 July on the main stage BDT them. G. A.

In St. Petersburg will host the first festival “Default case” of travel and work remotely

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Russian national holidays in January

 

Vasil-month, sechen, prosinec, roof winter, tugalo, jelly, pereskia, a young moon – bright and colorful folk nicknames in January a lot. And only such an abundance of signs and popular holidays, perhaps no other month of the year to “brag”.

From the very celebrated in our country festival “the winter Prince” and begins. 1 January are unlikely to find anyone not celebrating the New year. “As the New year meet, so spend it”, this sign has become a kind of guide to action. Once, trying to foresee the coming year, new year’s eve froze the water in a spoon. Numerous bubbles in the ice predicted health and longevity, and the hole in the center – the illness of someone from the family members or even death. Starry Christmas night meant an abundant harvest of berries in the summer. Frost and little snow was regarded as an omen of good crops, warm snowless’s new year threatened to crop failure. On the first day of the new year in any case it was impossible to take the job heavy or dirty so as not to spend the whole year hard work.

January 4 – at Anastasia Sirmium – appealed to this Saint is the patron of pregnant women with prayers for help in childbirth. It was believed that Anastasia is able to save from any ties, even from everlasting destruction, therefore your prayers to be treated and those who were in prison or in captivity (or their relatives).

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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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