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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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Best festivals autumn

About the noisy Oktoberfest and spooky Halloween is long known to all travelers, but is not limited to only them a list of the best autumn festivals. Today we offer you another five holidays, which should come this fall, to remember her for a long time.

A celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, France

Under French law, the sale of wine may be started no earlier than the third Thursday of November. However, the festival starts on Wednesday this year falls on the 19th. What to expect fans of fresh drink?

A celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, France

Open the procession in Lyon and bozho parade of winemakers with torches, then the streets will take barrels of wine, there will be numerous musical and artistic performances. And at midnight under volleys of fireworks will open barrels of wine, and everyone will be able to appreciate the taste of this season.

Chocolate festival, Italy

For those who prefer alcohol sweetness in Perugia from 17 to 26 October is a delightful Eurochocolate festival. It attracts hundreds of chocolate producers from all over Europe and opened in the city, whole sweet streets.

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National holidays in Italy

 

Holidays in Italy are a great many – it and state, and religious, and regional holidays, perhaps, to enumerate all of them can’t even the Italians themselves. But there are 12 major holidays recognized official throughout the country are closed on these days banks and public offices, most shops and public transport operates on Sunday schedule. Many museums and exhibition halls during the holidays are also the rest from the visitors.

New year’s day, January 1

New year or as it is called in Italy, Capodanno – head of the year, celebrated by the Italians in the Gregorian calendar during the night of 31 December to 1 January. Despite the fact that many institutions do not work the holiday, miss new year’s eve don’t have – the streets are arranged folk festivals, in the main squares of Italian cities are organized Grand performances, carnivals, fireworks.

Epiphany, January 6

The feast of the Epiphany is one of the most revered religious holidays in Italy . completing Christmas activities. The main symbol of this holiday – the good witch Befana, distributing gifts in memory of those gifts that the Magi brought to Jesus.

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