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The Most famous carnivals in February

February is the most depressing of all winter months. And the sky seems gloomy as ever, and, out of nowhere, swoops Blizzard with frosts. Mood all minorai and most urgent wants of heat, sun, spring. Probably that is why in February into the sea’s most famous carnivals, dropping their rain of fun and bright colors.

Carnival in nice

Nice carnival (Carnaval De Nice), which this year was held on February 14, Valentine’s Day is one of the three largest and the oldest carnivals in the world. The authorship of the carnival is attributed to the Duke of Anjou, who came to nice to spend time. Once started, the amusement of the Duke with balls and fireworks seized and all the inhabitants of the city. Since then, and has become a tradition each year in February to triple carnival for 2 weeks! The Central area of the city becomes a fairy tale right course of action – the houses are covered with plywood sheets, which were immediately subjected to attack by local painters of their most terrifying images in the evening and highlighted. An eerie sight! The second component of the holiday the enchanting floral parades with amazing beauty luxury platforms of flowers.

The main characters of the giant carnival puppets, raschetyvaya on carts in the days of carnival throughout the city. Continue reading

24 unusual profession

24th place. “Vydalblivanii” curses. At the crossroads in Ancient Rome sat the scribes and hollowed out on lead and clay butcher the most subtle curse. They believed that the gods will read these boards and will punish the offender.

23rd place. Sellers of tears. In Asian countries people are used to restrain themselves, so the funeral service special mourners. The prices for the services of such personnel as follows: weeping – 1 coin; crying with howling – 3 coins; hysterical crying with howling and falling on your knees – 7 coins; sobbing with being himself in the chest, tearing clothes and rolling on the ground – 20 coins. Before you start, you must pass a test on knowledge of traditions, the ability to sob dramatically and instantly calm down.

22nd place. Nazyvalis dresses. People of this profession comes up with a great title for the clothes of the new collection. “The blood Garibaldi”, “Rice pudding Jawaharla”, “the Seduction of a Prince of Bohemia” and even “Hippie-boy, take me!” is his hand at work.

21st place. A taster of breath. Checks the validity of chewing gum, smelling the breath of people with bad teeth after eating garlic or alcohol. Good gum to numb.

20-th place. The cleaners of the ears. They work in the Chinese baths. These are men and women with cotton sticks in hands that offer their services to the visitors of the baths. Continue reading

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