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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Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the strangest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw in the competition, which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland. “the Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the festival of Beltane Fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.
Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food to be saved Continue reading
During the warring States poet qu Yuan was active in educational work, has called for the unity of the country and the salvation of our beloved country, instead of destructive wars.
His ideas were severely repressed rivals, the aristocrats, from which he was expelled from his native city. In exile, qu yuan continued to work, but seeing the devastating effects of civil strife could not stand spiritually and 5 of the 5th month jumped in the water (according to other sources, was killed by the same opponents who scared the rapidly growing reputation of a poet among the locals).
Local residents are deeply respected and loved qu Yuan, rapidly swam to the boats on the river to save the poet. Men used the boats along the river, trying to find the body of the poet and the women stood on the shore, and to protect the body from eating fish and other creatures that were thrown in the water, eggs and rice wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Additions to the legend about a certain doctor . who poured the poison into the water, mixed with wine (realgar) to poison river residents and to find the body of qu Yuan. Since then, every year, in memory of the great poet and a true patriot of his homeland, this festival is celebrated.
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