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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

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

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