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 traditional carnival takes place on the eve of Great lent and is characterized by a friendly and non-commercial atmosphere. The holiday is a blend of African masquerade and traditional French carnival. On the first day of the carnival people dress up in costumes or just in pajamas and go outside while banging pots and pans. The atmosphere is so fun and addictive that simple viewer to be no one.
The festival takes place 1-8 March
Nice carnival takes place in the middle of February, but at this time there you can ride along the waterfront on an open-top car and enjoy the many yachts. The main events of the festival are held at Place Masséna.
The festival usually takes place from 18 February to 8 March,
Carnival in Cadiz (South of Spain, Andalusia) is the oldest carnival in the world. The holiday dates back to local customs: carnival arranged, when the long voyage returned sailors with gifts and new clothes, which was dressed and walking around the city. Still during carnival wearing Continue reading
Today’s carnivals-the favorite holidays of many Nations, living in different countries and on different continents. It came from the Latin word “carrus navalis”, which means “amusing chariot”, that is, the ship festive processions.
The origin of carnivals in Western Europe is most often associated with the middle ages, because in that time they received an unusually noisy and vivid expression. But in the Renaissance, the carnival turned into a luxurious event, during which froze the entire business life of the city. Residents poured into the streets and partied all day and night. Everywhere rode a beautiful wagon with the mummers, which portrayed the seasons, the heroes of ancient mythology, merchants, traders and savages. There were jesters, flirting with passersby.
The birthplace of the carnival is considered to be Italy. The main hero of Italian carnivals becomes “king”, sedately seated on the wagon. It was surrounded by popular characters – the characters of the Italian Commedia Dell’arte: a crowd favorite harlequin, arrogant liar and a coward Captain, guileless love, stupid and miserly merchant Pantalone, Dodger and humorist Brighella, Flirty Columbine, irrepressible Pulcinella and many others.
The earliest festivals appeared in England, these were mass celebrations or prezidenta, accompanied by musical, theatrical or circus performances. In the 20th century they began to be international festivals, and in our country the first music festivals appeared in the USSR in the 1930-ies. Over time, festivals were supplemented by new kinds: festivals, rock festivals, folk festivals artville art. We look at the most famous music festivals in the world by the portal Samogo
One of the oldest and longest-running festivals of classical music. Held in London in 1895 and lasts three months. The concept of the festival is to make the classics accessible to the masses. Each year the festival takes place to hundreds of concerts by the best orchestras in the world.
The Salzburg festival
The Salzburg festival
Passes in Austria, the homeland of the great Mozart. Was first held in 1920. Within two months of the festival each year is given over 200 performances of various genres, performances, operas, concerts of symphonic orchestras. Two-thirds of the 250 thousand festival visitors are foreigners.
The festival in San Remo
This festival is both the most famous Italian song contest, has been held since 1951. The venue is traditionally Continue reading