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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

Midsummer Festival

We all love new year’s celebration for its elegance and magic of new year’s eve, make a wish, believe that the sacrament will happen and what happens to those who believe. It is unfortunate that in the turmoil of revolutions and reconstructions we have forgotten that since ancient times in Russia was the great holiday of Ivan Kupala . And this holiday is no less mystical and magical than Christmas. This holiday is celebrated at night. It’s a night of magic and mysticism.

The Holiday Of Ivan Kupala.

The Midsummer festival has its roots in antiquity. At that time people worshiped different Gods, including the God of the summer solstice – Kupala. It was believed that this God is the patron for love, marriage and continuation of the human race. Because of very important aspects of human life, people are very revered this God, and the feast was truly popular and celebrated all of the Slavic world. In Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine is still celebrating. Unfortunately, we have not forgotten. And for good reason!

When Rus ‘ Christianity, then, as always, Ministers of religion could not at once be eradicated folk festivals, but they were replaced by its value. So it was with many national holidays (read here). And now, this afternoon Continue reading

Overview of the summer holidays and festivals in Catalonia

Spain is a country of fiestas, many of which are known and loved around the world. While Catalonia, along with the Canary Islands, is the most popular destination for Russian tourists. And as the season peak travel occurs in summer, we decided to present to our readers all the most interesting and colorful events that are celebrated in the summer months the Catalans.

When: June 12.

Where: Barraca de Salvador, the Ebro Delta Ebro Delta/Tarragona).

The popular festival, which is the most traditional method, by hand, planted rice. Festival participants dressed in folk costumes. Everyone is welcome to participate and learn how to plant rice. By the way, a real paella made with only the Spanish rice!

When: June 12.

Where: Rambla Prim, 64/70, Barcelona.

When: June 16-18.

Where: Barcelona.

Day program – Museum of contemporary art of Barcelona and the Centre for contemporary culture on the square of the angels, 1. Night program – “Fira Gran Via” (Avenue Botany, 62), El Auditori de Barcelona (Lepante neighborhood street, 150), Greek theatre (Passeig de Santa Madrona, 36), as well as the concert hall of the Museum CosmoCaixa (St Isaac Newton, 26). One of the largest in Europe and the world-famous festival of advanced music Continue reading

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