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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 Golden gate of Colombia

Barranquilla ( Spanish Barranquilla ), the local name of Curramba-La-Lingerie — the largest industrial and industrial center of Colombia. one of the main ports of the Caribbean, the capital of the Department of atlántico  a municipality located in the Northwest of the country, 80 km East of Cartagena. Cartagena). Lying 13 km up from the mouth of the Magdalena river (Spanish Rio Madalena), which flows into the Caribbean sea. the city is a sea and river port.

Barranquilla became the first port in the country, resulting in the nickname of the “Colombian Golden gate” (Spanish La Puerta de Oro de Colombia).

With a population of 1.88 million people, the city is the 4th largest in the country (after Bogota. Medellin and Cali ). The city is reputed to be the cradle of Colombian aviation (in Barranquilla was constructed first on the South American continent airport) and colorful Colombian Carnival. It is from here that the famous Colombian coffee is exported by sea anywhere in the world. In addition to coffee, the main products of exports are cement, chemicals and textile industries.

To date, there is no exact information about the date of Foundation of Barranquilla, but the first mention of the city dates back to 1620 year, as a small trading Continue reading

Carnival in Cologne

Before the Catholic Easter, in mid-February, many European countries have held carnivals. With the largest scale carnival takes place in an old German city — Cologne. This folk festival is an analogue of Russian Shrovetide, carnival is accompanied by a riotous street parties and continues the pagan tradition of winter. Cologne no wonder it is considered one of the main centers of celebration of carnival in Germany, because it is a very old city, founded by the Romans.

Modern Cologne is famous for its exhibitions, fairs and traditional celebrations of the carnival, when the hidden hot temper of the citizens suddenly breaks out. In the program of the Cologne carnival always appear costumed performances and ceremonies, pageants and celebrations. To see this unforgettable show today tourists come from all over the world.

On the eve of the carnival

The inhabitants of Cologne are distinguished by their pedantry, conservatism and punctuality, but during their festivities of carnival dust literally spills out. Main carnival event takes place in the Old town – the oldest quarter of Cologne, where are famous places of interest. In the Old town is full of narrow cobbled streets which is nice to walk.

The main attraction of Cologne is considered to be the Cologne Cathedral, whose history Continue reading

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