Best spring carnivals of the world
  The world's best carnivals, which is a great way to have fun before lent by readers of the Guardian. 1. In the first place: Mas Dominik, Roseau, Dominica. This…

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Happy holiday summery and bright from the Studio Birthdaysparty
The summer is considered by many to be the best time of the year. You can walk endlessly in the fresh air, relax on the beach and swim. But besides…

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Holidays and customs of the Ukrainian people

 

Trinity, apostles ‘ fast, Midsummer. The birth of John the Baptist, Peter and Paul, the Prophet Elijah, Healer Panteleimon, Maccabeus, Saved. Transfiguration, The Dormition Of The Virgin. First Pure.

The Trinity is celebrated on the 50th day after Easter. The Bible says that on this day came down on the apostles the grace of the Holy spirit. In the people the Pentecost is celebrated for three days. The first day, that Green, or Klechalnoe Sunday, the second – Klechalniy Monday and the third – Bogodukhov day.

In Green Sunday need to be especially careful, as this day the greatest aggressiveness of Miwok, mermaids, petercat and other evil spirits.On this day, to go to the cemetery and commemorate the dead relatives, necessarily leaving them any food. In Klechalnoe Monday after Church sanctifies the field that the Lord would protect them from hail and fire. In Bogoduhov day sanctified wells. “Trinity three holidays rich: flowers, herbs and ruddy in the summer..”

The apostles ‘ fast is celebrated on the second week after Trinity. Its duration depends on the Trinity, since it ends on 12 July, on the day of Peter and Paul. According to the legend Kiev was established by Saint Peter Continue reading

Oh, those carnivals!

 

Carnival in the world culture is one of the most significant places among all theatrical events. He carries not only an explosion of colours and emotions, but most importantly – reflects the culture and the mood of the people.

It is only at first glance it may seem that all costumes, props random and only strive for one goal – to hit diversity and originality. Every detail of the carnival carries a meaning. Some masks entered the world history. For example, famous and popular Venetian masks. It is considered that the Venetian mask is a reflection of the old Roman theatre, with its devilish characters. Mystical start, rigor and classic mask is not changed for many decades.

Generally the mask is one of the main parts of the carnival. Suit only complements the main content.

The carnival can last from several hours to several days, weeks, and even months!

Every holiday is held on to their traditions, dedicated to certain dates and events.

Already mentioned the carnival of Venice is one of the most popular in the world.

It takes place in mid-February. All of brocade and velvet, silks and unique masks, he rushes through the streets of Venice, filling rich program all the best halls 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