Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 28 – March 4
Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.
2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
The second half of September to the first weekend in October
Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.
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31 July will be closing XXII Music festival “stars of the white nights”, held annually in St. Petersburg. The idea of the festival belongs to the artistic Director of the Mariinsky theatre Valery Gergiev. The first forum was held in 1993 and was conceived as a gift to St. Petersburg from the artists of the Mariinsky. Today, the festival “stars of the white nights” is one of the most popular and Grand in conception and scale of performances and one of the ten best festivals in the world.
Each year the festival presents the best Opera and ballet performances, concerts of symphonic and chamber music. This year the festival has a capacity of about 200 performances and concerts spanning three centuries of world music, with the participation of soloists of Opera and ballet, choir and Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre, as well as guest artists, conductors, Directors, choreographers, set designers from around the world. Spectators were pleased by the stars of the first Continue reading
The story of the birth of Jesus Christ contain the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. During the reign of Herod in Judea under the rule of Rome, Emperor Augustus issued a decree to hold a national census. The Jews wrote down on my knees and childbirth; each family had their seats of the patriarchs. Joseph and Mary, as descendants of king David, were born from Bethlehem, they had to write only there, that’s where they went from Nazareth.
According to the gospel, in Bethlehem, they could not find a place in the house or at the Inn, why were forced to stay outside of town, in a cave where shepherds sheltered livestock in inclement weather. In this cave night of the blessed virgin Mary and the Baby was born — the Son of God, Christ. The first Christmas Jesus came to worship shepherds, informed about this wonderful event by the appearance of the angel. But in heaven was revealed to the miraculous star that led to the baby Jesus by the Magi (wise men). The wise men gave Christ gifts — gold, frankincense, and myrrh. On the eighth day after the birth of the Savior, according to the law, he was given the name Jesus, which was given Continue reading
And although the origin of the carnival is not fully understood – someone thinks that it originated in Ancient Egypt, others refer it to the era of the heyday of the Roman Empire, though there is no doubt that the carnival has become one of the brightest and most popular holidays on Earth. From South to North and from West to East, it goes through countries and continents, year after year and century after century, each time getting more and more flavor and originality.
Not always easy to come to a consensus, making the rating of the top ten carnivals in the world. However, we offer readers ten festivals, which, we believe, for various reasons. So:
Rio de Janeiro
Chariots, masks, riot of colour, music and, especially, Samba are the main components of the famous Brazilian carnival. Thousands of people go through the sambadrome surrounded by a huge number of people that come from different ends of the planet. Annually participate in the celebration of 5 million people, of whom about one million tourists.
Within months, the Samba schools, which is the soul of Brazilian Continue reading
Amur actors, Directors and journalists appeal to the organizing Committee of the festival of cinema and theatre «the Amur autumn” to cancel or postpone the event for next year. They are trying to convince Moscow filmmakers that “on flooded Amur land holiday like never inappropriate”. The Union of cinematographers of Russia and Moscow artists, in turn, write open letter response: to hold the festival it is necessary to give moral support to people. According to recent reports, “the Amur autumn” will still begin as scheduled from 14 to 22 September.
The feast during the plague?
Be the first to cancel the festival asked the Amur journalist Sergey Logvinov, member of the organizing Committee, which annually takes on ‘the Amur autumn” of their original programs and “diaries”.
«I was even scared to imagine what eyes this merriment and jubilation will watch thousands of amercan, which will dry to wet roofs of the house, to buy it is unclear what new possessions for their families”, ” Logvinov wrote in a letter to the Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako.
He was supported by actress Svetlana Svetlichnaya and journalist Matvei Ganapolsky.
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