The Festival is over. Long live the festival! Festival in Olvia
  On Saturday afternoon in the reserve a landing Nikolaev scouts who cleaned up the place for the future of the festival is a natural amphitheatre, created by nature on…

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CARNIVAL IN RIO
  The world famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro opens on the Friday before the February "Ash Wednesday" and is considered the main event here. The annual colourful carnival –…

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Festivals, carnivals and festivals in Cuba

 

Tourists love Cuba not only for the warm climate. Cuba attracts its unrestrained joy – if anyone does, and Cubans know a lot about the entertainment and noisy parties!

During festivals, celebrations and carnivals of Cuba attracts a lot of people wishing to enjoy the atmosphere of merriment – at this time the Cubans satisfied with the meal, go around the city in bright clothes and otherwise enjoy life. Cuban festivals and carnivals – the best way to instantly lift your spirits and positive energy for the whole year ahead!

WHAT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS ARE IN CUBA AND HOW THEY CELEBRATE

A large portion of the Cuban population professes Catholicism, but the Catholic Christmas in December is celebrated not as bright as, for example, in Europe. The reason for strict prohibitions associated with the Communist past of the Republic. To celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, it was banned until 1998.

But the New year is here to meet fun – after a Christmas dinner in the family circle Cubans and visitors to the Island of Freedom to come to the area or beaches and have fun – good, hot climate that promotes much more than we do. New year’s eve you can go to the disco, Continue reading

The Best music festivals in the world

 

In honor of world music day, celebrated on 1 October, we have compiled a list of the greatest festivals that you should visit at least once in your life, whether you are a fan of jazz, rock, alternative or electronic music.

Pukkelpop, Belgium

In a tiny Belgian town Kiewit, hidden in the outskirts of Hasselt, does not have its own airport. But this is a minor annoyance – not a hindrance for hundreds of thousands of music fans flocking to the annual Pukkelpop. A Grand open air, with its roots back in 1985, was created on the initiative of the youth organisation Humanistic Youth of Leopoldsburg. In just a few years guys, hardly naskrebla money to a number of avant-garde artist Anne Clark, became millionaires, and organized their holiday music is one of the most famous in Europe. Pukkelpop specializing in alternative compositions, lasts three days in August and attracts more than 150 thousand listeners. Despite two consecutive years of tent city were the victim of ruthless elements, the interest in the celebration of music is not quenched. This year eight of its scenes were Ella Eyre, Calvin Harris and GTA, and the next festival, scheduled for 20-22 August 2015, promises to please the melodies Sweethead, Glass Animals and The Neighbourhood. Continue reading

Carnival costumes – History

 

The roots of carnival out in the middle Ages and originates from the “feast of all Mari”, which is known from 1039 years and it began to cover their faces with masks. The birthplace of carnival, considered to be Italy, namely the well-known carnival of Venice. Carnival in Italian “carne” meat, “Valais”.

In 1296, the Italian government decided to make the last day before lent a public holiday. The peak of development of the Venetian carnival falls in the middle of the 18th century, when the celebration is not only a major event but also the meaning of life of its participants. In the period of carnival in the country there was an atmosphere of permissiveness and freedom.

Replaced the drab existence comes extravaganza of colors and joy. Shackles noble manners gladly accepts every commoner, covering his face with a carnival mask and wearing luxurious clothes. In turn, members of the nobility were hiding under the guise of suckers, which gave the medieval carnival special intrigue. The shoemaker could flirt with the Princess, and the patrician could easily seduce a seamstress. So wealth and poverty hiding behind masks and carnival costumes kept the secrets of their masters.

Carnival caught on Italy, what to wear carnival masks and costumes, they became year-round. The government had to publish an additional law under Continue reading