In February, the city of Venice invites you to the most famous carnival in the world. In these days of Italian city turns into a real theatre, and all residents and visitors become actors.
The most festive events of the Venice carnival is held in the evening and at night, but the spirit of fun and joy there is around the clock.
A bit of history…
Choose the Venetians say that this tradition originates from Saturnalia — annual Roman festivals in honor of the God Saturn. It was a tradition to celebrate the festivities during the winter solstice after harvest. During the holidays the slaves sat at the same table with the hosts and class prejudice does not bother anyone, everyone wore masks.
The carnival was an outlet for all who followed strict religious laws and prohibitions of the Church.
From Venice carnivals gradually shifted to other cities and countries. The main attributes of any of the carnival steel costumes and masks — the so-hidden social distinctions, and on that day all became equal. The carnival was an outlet for all who followed strict religious laws and prohibitions of the Church. During the celebration, nothing seemed too bold, shameful, slutty.
Venetian carnival masks
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The word “carnival” are two Latin root — carno (meat) and vale (farewell). This holiday is traditionally Catholic countries takes place 40 days before the beginning of lent. The origins of carnival are still in pagan ceremonies in honor of the ancient Egyptian God Osiris and in the Roman Saturnalia.
For tourists, the winter carnival is one of the best ways to relax from the daily routine. The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Goa, Basel and nice — each of these Grand holidays has its own character and special atmosphere. Whichever of carnivals of the world you choose, an explosion of emotions and good mood is guaranteed!
Brazilian carnival, one of the most famous circuses in the world — is an exotic blend of European sophistication, ancient Indian traditions and customs of black slaves. The world’s most famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful, luxurious and sexy performance of the global audience, but in the Outback these days also having fun. Folk festivals are held away from the tourist centers in Salvador, Recife and Fort-Leese, though instead of frivolous stories here usually are drawn historical scenes.
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Stay the best known carnivals and festivals in the world.
The Venetian carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world, which takes place in mid-February. Every year the whole of Venice is clothed in gowns of velvet, silk and brocade, which complement the amazing beauty mask. Traditionally, the carnival opens Venice festival called Festa delle Marie is a sort of celebration in honor of the release of local girls from pirate captivity. The program of the carnival is a very busy holiday confetti, a procession of hundreds of Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine, performances of Commedia Dell’arte and more. For many people, is a reason to attend a masquerade ball, which is traditionally held in palaces or Palazzi with a long history. You can visit superior performance – “Gold night”, and “Ball of Casanova” and masquerade on the water.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro. It has long been believed that Brazil is the birthplace of the carnival. If we talk about the carnival in Rio, then it is most spectacular, ambitious and spectacular show in the world. He has no equal.
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