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The Most impressive carnivals of the world

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)

We should wrap in old Rome to ancient rituals and traditions to meet the spring to start talking about one of the most Continue reading

Carnivals in Italy

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

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Baptism

Baptism is not just one of the important Christian holidays. This is primarily a sacred Ordinance, which touches the man who decided to accept the Christian faith and ask for forgiveness from God for their sins. The secret meaning of the rite of Baptism is that a person revives for dedication to a spiritual life. Baptism is celebrated on the 19th of January in the Gregorian calendar (6th January according to the Julian calendar).

The history of the celebration of Baptism

The story of the baptism of Rus rooted in the distant 988-th year, when the great Kiev Prince Vladimir the Red Sun, his wife, children, and thousands of residents of the capital of Kievan Rus was baptized in the waters of the Dnieper, and the rite of baptism was performed by Byzantine priests and Metropolitan. This year, the state religion of Kievan Rus became Christianity. The acquisition of the new religion had its own well-defined prerequisites. Eastern Slavs were pagans and worshiped Svarog-God of the sky, Kind – God of fertility, Perun-the God of lightning and thunder, dazhdbog – the God of the sun, vélez – the God of cattle and wealth. They made sacrifices for them, set up idols, which was a wooden and stone statues of deities, praying in the sacred groves and shrines made of special religious Continue reading

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