Late winter – early spring is the time for carnivals! Large and small, carnivals boldly walking the streets of Europe and America, attracting the attention of all the inhabitants of the globe. Carnival is a great reason to see a familiar country in a new guise.
Part of the carnival is over and the second half You could still make it. So, where are we going?
1. The Venetian carnival in Italy (from 26 February to 8 March) – probably the most ancient and most famous carnival in the world. What we will see? Holiday confetti, a procession of hundreds of Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine and other characters, performances of Commedia-Dell’arte. Venice carnival is famous for holding the balls masquerade in the old palaces, among which the most popular is the masquerade on the water, “Bal Casanova” and “Golden night”. How much is it? If you buy a tour, a week in Venice costs from € 620 + $450 flight. You can go by bus, if You have a valid visa-the Schengen area. Then a trip to the carnival get much cheaper!
2. Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro (5th to 8th March) is the big, sexy and colorful Continue reading
The Time magazine presented a series of photographs entitled The World’s Wackiest Holidays, devoted to the most unusual holidays and festivals from different corners of our planet.
Monkey Banquet (Monkey Buffet) in Thailand, in the province of lop Buri. Each year approximately 600 monkeys are invited to the dinner, which consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Monkey feast is held in honor of the God Rama, who according to the legend, along with the monkey army defeated many of his opponents.
The festival of colors in new Delhi (The Festival of Colors) is an Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth Continue reading
The lemon festival is held annually in the French resort town of Menton, near the Italian border. From all of the winter holidays on the Cote d’azur, it is second in popularity only to the carnival in nice, attracting more than 230 thousand people. Once one of the most important European producers of lemons in Menton these days is painted in juicy yellow-orange tone. Constructed fantastic sculptural composition of citrus, arranged a carnival parade with floats decorated with Sunny fruit. All of this beauty out of approximately 145 tons of lemons and oranges.
From 2 to 4 March 2014. Belgium, Wallonia, G. Bench. The annual carnival in Binche.
Within three “fat days” prior to lent, a small town of Bench ( Binche ) completely transformed: here the most famous carnival of Belgium, which draw thousands of spectators. During the carnival features musical processions and fireworks, and the culmination of the festival is the parade is world famous for Zhiley (Gilley) from Bensa ( Gilles de Binche ) — the main characters of the carnival, which traditionally throw the audience oranges. In 2003, UNESCO Continue reading