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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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Festivals in Crimea

Recently more and more popular in the Crimea is the organization and holding of festivals. It is believed that the festivals are different from concerts only by its size because this event includes a series of performances over several days, or even weeks. Well-known in Crimea and beyond international song festival “Balaklava vacation”, a festival for lovers of hard rock and electronic music “KAZANTIP FEST” and others.

About however festivals are not always musical. Nowadays, you can participate in the most unexpected festivals, say, literature, fashion, and even beer or Ukrainian dumplings. In Crimea such popular festivals long been a chrysanthemum in the Nikitsky Botanical garden near Yalta, knight fencing “Genoese helmet” in Sudak, the February festival of Snowkiting and snowboarding “the Free wind” on the plateau of AI-Petri mountain and many others.

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Brazilian carnival

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

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