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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

The solar cities

All winter I dream of warmth and summer. At the time of the winter-spring Blues almost all of us imagine myself in a warm country, where all year round the sun is shining and the sky is always blue. Where there are such places? Today we will visit the most Sunny cities in the world.

Contrary to popular belief, these places are not only on the equator in Africa, they are on all continents. But, before proceeding to their review, it should be noted that there are two methods of counting the number of Sunny days per year.

The first percentage. Scientists have calculated the maximum number of daytime hours when the sun can illuminate a particular area. This figure is 4456 hours per year. Accordingly, subtracting from this figure the number of cloudy hours, we get the exact number of solar. For example, if in a particular city, the sun shines 2228 hours per year, the percentage of his “sunshine” is 50%.

The second method is less accurate, it is measured by the number of days in a year, which was mainly Sunny and not cloudy. The concept is quite vague, as you know…

Given the existence of two methods, as well as the ever-changing climate, it is not surprising that the most Sunny cities in the world constantly change places in the rankings. Continue reading

FIRST WORLD BAss CHALIAPIN FESTIVAL

February 13 – a great day for the world music community. On this day the world celebrates the birthday of the great Russian singer Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin, whose name to this day is the standard of the performing arts. Acting in conjunction with the meticulousness of vocals allowed Chaliapin to create a vivid stage images, which in our time are unsurpassed masterpieces. Feodor Chaliapin became the first Russian artist who has attained international recognition, and one of the best “ambassadors of culture of Russia– all over the world.

The Fund ’s talents of the world”, highly honoring outstanding achievements by the great planetary scale, holds the First world bass Chaliapin festival. The solemn opening of the festival will be marked by a concert “parade of the best basses”, which will be held on 4 February 2015 at the Svetlanov Hall of Moscow international House of music, then these concerts will be held in other big cities of Russia and abroad Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals of the world
Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can…

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Five of the best beer festivals of the world
It is not surprising that the world's largest beer festival – Oktoberfest takes place in Germany. It was first held in October of 1810 Bavaria, then was celebrated the marriage…

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Unusual holidays in Latin America
Carnival! In order to take part in a festive procession in the beginning of February, the streets of their cities facing millions of Latin Americans. So in Bonao, which is…

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