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
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.
What carnivals are worth a visit?
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.
No less interesting is the Venetian carnival in Italy . with its thousand-year history. It starts two weeks before Continue reading