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5 the world’s most famous carnivals

The most enchanting and colourful celebration on earth is a carnival. The average layman is known only to a couple of the most popular. Actually, countries, carnivals where they spend quite a lot. Moreover, they occur mostly in the winter. So, if leave is given, for example, in February, and not so familiar and favorite in the summer, do not worry. Pack your suitcase and go there, where raging celebration of life.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is No. 1 in the world of carnivals. He is known throughout the world and is perhaps the most impressive. The Brazilians are preparing for it all year. For the holiday special built sambadrome. Many Samba schools are moving on it. Ahead of going platform, which recently began to manage manually. Earlier in the movement brought her special mechanisms. However, after the accident, when the platform hit people, it was decided to protect the participants and spectators. On the platform, around her — everywhere dance school representatives in bright costumes that are sometimes just hard to bear. Costumes, platform and all decorated in the same theme. Over a certain amount you will not only see the carnival, but to become a direct participant. You will be given a costume that will show basic movement Samba, and you will be part Continue reading

The Azalea Festival in the city of Tatebayashi

Colorful the Azalea festival is held annually in the city of Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. Thousands of tourists and residents of Japan are eager to get into this famous city of azaleas, known since the Edo period. 10,000 azaleas 50 kinds of important decoration of the festival. It takes place in the period from 15 April to 15 may.

A little about azaleas

Azalea, or rhododendron, of the Heath, is considered to be one of the most ornamental shrubs decorating the house with bright blooms in the darkest time of the year and enjoying the abundance of flowers, which literally can not see the leaves.

Flowering species and varieties of azaleas native to China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. The most valuable are varieties grown from the species of Indian rhododendron and rhododendron Simms, large flowers blooming in the winter until early spring. The Japanese azaleas flowers small, it blooms in April, and sometimes at Christmas. In Eastern countries Azalea is a symbol of joy, peace and freedom.

Azalea is a very capricious plant and at the slightest deviation in the care ceases to bloom and may even die. She doesn’t like too hot sun. The cool, moist Continue reading

The Pancake week in Russia

The ancient Slavic holiday of Maslenitsa is seven days of fun, sledding, competition and, of course, enjoying delicious pancakes. Scope and content it is often compared with the European carnivals, the time when you can immerse yourself in the vibrant whirlwind of popular culture.

In addition, Carnival is a symbolic farewell to inhospitable in the winter and a joyous spring. Until the seventeenth century this was the equivalent of the modern Christmas celebrations. By the way, the beautiful spring no accident exactly welcome pancakes, because they, rosy and warm, very similar to the sun.

Carnival and Christian tradition

Perhaps it is because of its friendly “nature” Carnival does not repeat the fate of other pagan holidays. After the establishment of Christianity in Russia, the tradition was not abolished, but only partially transformed. The dates of the celebrations were to depend on Great Lent (before Shrovetide week was the vernal equinox from March 22 to 24), and the celebration became his eve – Cheesefare week.

In the Christian tradition these days – the time needed to devote to communicate with loved ones, forgiveness and reconciliation, which is most inspiring spring festival.

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