We are pleased to continue our tour through Prague autumn, and here we are again at the old town square, where twenty-seven white crosses remind about one of the saddest events in the history of the Czech Republic. In 1621 there was executed twenty-seven leaders of the Estates rebellion against the authority of the family of Habsburg and king Ferdinand II. Popular rumor has it that their ashes buried in the Church of the Holy Salvatorelli or in the walls of the Tyn Church.
The place of execution of the rebels on the old town square
The legend says that every year, on the day of his execution, the 21st June, the ghosts of the dead people can be seen next to the old tower. According to the legend, the ghosts of the murdered decided until the end of time to control the precision of the clock tower. If the clock is correct, then supposedly the Czech land is not in danger.
The clock on the old town tower, Prague
Strangely, some of our compatriots from the CIS countries have chosen this mournful place to conduct their marriage ceremonies. Autumn in Prague is the perfect time because in the middle of September in the Czech capital hosts the famous music festival “Prague autumn”. This year the festival “Prague autumn”, as always, will gather eminent participants. Honorary role at the opening of the festival, the 11th of September, given to the Orchestra Continue reading
One of the most spectacular events that attracts people from all over the world – carnival in Brazil. For Brazilians, who are born and live in the rhythm of Samba, this is the main event of the year, during which you can demonstrate their dancing skills and to show imagination, and most importantly, good fun. The carnival is part of the mentality of the inhabitants of the Latin American country
The roots of Brazilian carnival rooted in the ritual dances of the slaves who were brought here when their Black Africa. For several centuries their dances evolved, developed, changed. By the mid-twentieth century formed a separate school dances, and there was a tradition to compose music for a magnificent carnival. Every year the radio station for several months broadcast a new tune, which the inhabitants of the country soon know by heart.
From the history of the carnival
How originated the carnival in Brazil, still arguing scientists, Continue reading