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Florence – country holidays: the most striking events and festivals Florence is captivating at any time of the year. And even those who have repeatedly visited this city knows that…

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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

Summer festivals and events in Switzerland

 

This summer in Switzerland, tourists are offered a wide range of activities for every taste that you can visit.

Exhibition of objects of art Basel

15 June in Basel 42nd time will turn into a Mecca of art – in the town will be a traditional fair of works of art Art Basel. The exhibition usually attracts about 60 thousand visitors not only from across Europe but also the world – after all, the exhibits on display are hundreds of the best galleries from Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

“the Olympics to the world of art” — calls the Art Basel festival French Le Mond. German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called the event ’s art at its best”, Vogue and peremptorily called Art Basel ’s most beautiful temporary Museum in the world”.

One of the initiators of the art fair in Basel is a famous Swiss art dealer and collector Ernst Beyeler. Thanks to him, a small Basel in June, becoming one of the Central places in the art world. Visitors of the fair Art Basel, which will be held in the city from 15 to 19 June, will be able to see the famous paintings, sculptures, photographs and other exhibits created by more than 1.5 thousand masters – from 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