More than 200 years of history has the carnival in Ivrea. Citizens, as in past centuries, dress up in period costumes, are the sounds of drums and bagpipes, a colorful procession with flags around the city, attracting the attention of thousands of specially tourists from all over the world. Carnevale d’ivrea takes one week, ending with the famous battle of the Oranges, and including parades, music, and a giant bonfire. But the pelting each other with oranges attracts the most attention.
The history of Warfare has its roots in the 12th century, then the Duke, Governor of the region, established a “tradition”, according to which he was entitled to spend one night with each newly married woman in his possession. Of course, some men agreed with this because of fear of reprisals from the Almighty Duke, but the legend says that a young woman named violet was not going to enter into relationship with the Duke – and instead of simply to refuse him, she cut his head. Her act led to a revolution in the city, and the poor rose up against their rulers, and to this day she is remembered Continue reading
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
This year September is not kind to us weather, Indian summer got lost somewhere. The rain and damp, looming gray sky — this is the weather forecast for the next few days. In Europe the situation is not much better. However, spring and autumn — traditionally considered the best season for travel in European countries. And for good reason. September, October, November — three months, when the Old world is literally buried in various festivals and celebrations. So, we offer you to familiarize yourself with the main autumn European events not to miss something important, walking around Europe.
Festival of street art (Nuart Streetart)
Norway, Stavanger (20th September — on the 18th of November)
At this time in Norway is going to a huge amount of artists from around the world. Armed with spray paint they paint the walls of houses, fences, fencing, creating as little graffiti, and large-scale works.
Germany, Munich, Theresienwiese (22nd September to 7th October)
For 200 years, held in Munich for the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810 in honor of the wedding of the future king Ludwig I and his bride Princess Continue reading