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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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)
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I dream to visit the carnival . Maybe you want to get into the Amazonian jungle . Then you need to go to Brazil . This country will help you feel a storm of emotions and teach you in this Latin American culture.
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Although most come to Brazil for carnival, don’t forget that it is also a country of football and Golden beaches. It is worth noting that come here to lone adventurers, youth companies or couples. For a family vacation Brazil is not the best option.
The Capital Is Brasilia . The official language is Portuguese. For the trip will require a visa, which can get in the Brazilian Embassy in Moscow. The period of visa – 5 days.
How to get there?
From Minsk to Brazil (in gortari de Janeiro or Sao Paulo) there are no direct flights, but can be reached with one change – in Frankfurt, flights are organized by “Lufthansa”) or Paris (flight to Rio de Janeiro from Minsk joint flight airline Belavia and Airfrance). The cost of one ticket routes will start at $ 1,580.
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