The government of Trinidad and Tobago is known for its rich culture, one of the features which is considered to be the annual carnival. In the ranking of the best carnivals of the world, this island holiday takes the second place after the legendary Brazilian. Due to the diversity of races and cultures of the inhabitants of the Islands, carnival is not a national character and is assorted from different cultures.
1. The band “hearts” during his presentation, “I love Carnival” on the last day of the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
2. American actress Tatyana Ali (left) poses with her sisters Anastasia and Kimberly during his presentation “Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
3. Members of a carnival group Color Fuh So act during his presentation “Conquest” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
4. Cherry-Ann Patrice Valere, dressed in the costume of the Lady of the Day, from “the Greatest show on Earth” produces two birds in the finals of the senior Queens and kings of carnival. Picture: Continue reading
Amazing festival Ati-Atihan in the Philippines – it’s the best week-long street party that rages from morning till evening, peaking on the third Sunday of January. Honoring the Santo niño (Santo Nino) (the image of the child Jesus) implies the irrigation head, as no other religious holiday, he is dressed in a very secular brilliance.
The history of the festival of Ati-Atihan roots in the XIII century, when a group of fair-skinned Malay immigrants from Borneo (Borneo) decided to show their respect for local residents of Athy. They painted their faces with black paint, sing and dance in gratitude for the earth and the food that was given to them (worrying about any pagan based, Spanish colonists later added here image of Santo niño). Today, in accordance with the historical past of the festival, the participants of the main parade paint their faces with soot and wear costumes that are perfectly suited for the Samba schools in Rio.
Although the festival lasts for a week, the festivities really flare up in the last three days (Friday through Sunday). Sunday is the big day and it starts early with the transfer of the revered icon of the Santo niño from the Cathedral town of Kalibo (Kalibo Cathedral) Continue reading
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