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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 .

Venice carnival is famous for its magnificent masks and costumes, as well as various displays: arts, Continue reading

Crazy passionate days

The largest cultural event of world — class music festival “Crazy days” was first held in Yekaterinburg.

Within 3 days from 11 to 13 September orchestras and musicians of international value will represent the Urals his interpretation of the main theme of this year — passion. 6 stages, 70 concerts. The opening day sold more than 20 thousand tickets that demonstrates the enormous interest of the public to the festival. Knowledgeable audience have been waiting for the “Crazy days” in Russia. But this year the organizers on both sides managed to reach agreement. Honor that honor the pioneers was provided exactly Yekaterinburg.

— for the First time our band took part in the “Crazy days” in 2007 in the French city of Nantes, — said the Director of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic society Alexander Colacurci. — We were all just amazed by the scale of this great event. And today festival in Russia. And what is especially nice, we have, in the Urals. I, frankly, still do not believe in it, because it was a dream. To put it much, as the meaning of the festival and its concept, I think, very close to our city. And so it was. Confirms this is the fact thatwe sold over 90% of the tickets. Continue reading

2 Russian buildings claim to be the Best building in the world

 

The world architecture festival has released the list of finalists who will claim the title of «Best building in the world 2014″. Every year the organizers of the international festival of architecture selected worldwide more than 600 prominent and iconic buildings built in the last year, including in the far, exotic and the most visited countries.

This year the list of finalists came as international stars of architecture (for example, two buildings by Zaha Hadid), and lesser-known architects from Iran, Vietnam, Mexico. Among the nominees there is also a Russian company WOWHAUS with the implementation of the «the documentary film Center» in Moscow.

This team belongs to another application — a set of modules kiosks for the reconstruction of the Embankment of the Sparrow hills in Central Park of culture and rest in Moscow. In the short list among the nominees in the category «the Future» (in this category are just the projects, but not the implementation) it turned out so well and working in Moscow, the company of Polish architects BLANK ARCHITECTS with project Centre for contemporary art «Drummer» in Moscow and the project Welness center. Recall that the winners Continue reading

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