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Carnivals in Italy

Historical carnival in Ivrea

Ivrea – Turin

From 6 January to 5 February

From 6 January 2008 began a famous Historical carnival in Ivrea. The carnival, which this year marks 200 years, traditionally opened to the sounds of pipes and drums. In his program numerous parties and events, and the culmination will be fascinating famous and spectacular Orange battle (Battaglia delle Arance – Battaglia delle Arance), who came from the customs of young people, which will unfold on the main squares of the city. Battaglia delle Arance symbolizes the struggle for freedom and is the Central event of the carnival in Ivrea. Thanks to the Orange battle, this Carnival is rightly recognized as one of the main festivals not only in Italy but also in Europe.

Big fun carnival of Busseto

From 20 January to 10 February

January 20, will start the Big fun carnival (Gran Carnevale della Risata – Gran Carnevale della Risata) in Busseto, in the province of Parma. The carnival takes place 127 the second year in a row, and in his program this time is two new ceremonial processions: the first – the competition for the best transformation and the image of the famous “couples” Italian cinema and literature “don Camillo and Peppone”, the second Continue reading

Why do we need wedding festivals?

Last Friday I went to Bridal Affairs in your favorite Admiral Club. He became even more beautiful, greener, more svadebnie. In a white tent now coolers, the pillar before him zadekorirovany to white (although let it wild grapes would be the best solution, in my opinion), and as an option, offer wedding photo session with horses. The horses are beautifully braided mane and the photos are very stylish. But I want to tell you about it.

When I returned to the Parking lot, on one of the banners noticed advertising: the First international Festival wedding traditions of the peoples of the world “Tree Sort”, 15 June 2013, Admiral Club. Wow! The application for a large scale wedding event. My girlfriend once said that she saw an ad for this festival, but I still couldn’t get around to googling about it on the Internet. I confess, corrected and tell you.

The official website says that it is “cultural and social project, the main objectives of which — the revival of forgotten folk traditions and rituals, ethnic characteristics and spiritual culture of the different Nations, to involve the younger generation to traditional culture, enhancing the audience’s respect for the institution of the family”. Description pretty pathetic and serious. Actually the guests of the festival will be expected exhibition-fair of products of national creativity, wedding apparel, Continue reading

Festivals and rituals of the peoples of the world

The peoples of the world

The history of its origin, many festivals and rituals of the peoples of the world are inextricably linked to religion, culture and spiritual heritage of this or that nationality.

Throughout the existence of mankind, these unique historical and cultural value have been born, evolved and disappeared, but the vast majority of them still managed to walk to our days almost in its original form.

The rites of the Slavs: history of origin

Speaking of cultural heritage, which managed to pass through the centuries, reaching today’s time, you should cite the example of the famous rites and traditions of the Slavic peoples.

Most of these ancient rituals and customs to their origin directly associated with paganism, that used to be part of the first human conceptions of man and the world, and later became the basis for all existing religions on the planet.

Calendar festivals and rituals among the Slavs

Communication with the holidays

Officially existed pre-Christian Pantheon of Slavic gods, approved by the Prince Volodymyr, comprised of male and female deities, with whom were associated the earliest ancient Slavic rites. Thus, among the most ancient rites should be mentioned indispensable Slavic celebration in honor of a female deity Continue reading

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