The most impressive carnivals of the world can be found in several cities, which will be discussed in our today’s article. Want to go for the best carnival? We present you a list of carnivals in the world – TOP 8:
1 – Venice (Italy)
One of the most famous carnivals on the planet originates in the XI century. Moreover, there began to blur class boundaries, because the celebration was attended by the aristocrats, who specifically wore masks to blend in with the crowd of ordinary folk.
The Carnival Of Venice. Photo: Javier Cabezón (Flickr: thorinxx)
Famous climactic performance «the Flight of the angel» . which is a symbol of celebration and representing the descent of a young girl with the bell tower of St. Mark the square to the people, launches carnival event. After that, within 10 days, the city hosts various events, theatrical performances, concerts, as well as the competition «the Most beautiful masks» in the Grand theatre in Piazza San Marco, gondolas and «the Feast of Mary», designed to recall the victory in the fight against pirates in 943.
2 – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
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A riot of colors, the sense of freedom and madness – all these are essential companions of carnivals. The atmosphere turbulent life and magic. Even the most serious and predictable people can feel like a different person, because everything around literally transport you to another world.
The most colorful carnivals of the world are held in February. Why at the end of winter is unknown. Probably people celebrate the last days before Lent or say goodbye to winter, welcoming the spring blooming, and may drive away the evil spirits.
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The benchmark known as the Brazilian carnivals . held in Rio de Janeiro . The scope of the festival there really is impressive, allowing it to be one of the most famous and brilliant carnival. In Rio annually attracts over a million tourists to see an event live. The main procession takes place in the sambadrome. The ticket will cost from 75 to 1000$, depending on location.
If you want to participate in the Parade of Samba, but at the same time to master a few moves, then be prepared to do some serious work physically. The rhythm of the melody will make you move very quickly.
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Carnival in the Canary Islands originates from the time of colonization by Spain when the conquistadors to the Islands began to penetrate and cultural traditions from the continent. In 1638 Philip IV and all his court participated in a mock wedding in which nobles were dressed as women, the king himself in a servant, and the Queen in a working commoner.
Ordinary people, not burdened with a loud titles, also participated in the carnival: hiding behind masks and portraying their masters they were making fun of something in everyday life have had to put up.
The change of roles, to know when was clothed in the garments of the servants, the servants in the attire of the hosts, men become women and women men – carnival tradition, came from the Roman Empire.
To this day one of the basic principles of the carnival in Tenerife is complete freedom from all customs and rules of conduct, mandatory in the remaining 355 days of the year.
Carnival has survived and blossoms, and persecution. After the civil war in Spain, the word “carnival” was officially banned until 1976. But after four years, the carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has received the status of international event.
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