Best spring carnivals of the world
  The world's best carnivals, which is a great way to have fun before lent by readers of the Guardian . 1. In the first place: Mas Dominik, Roseau, Dominica…

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Festivals and holidays in Taiwan
As in mainland China, in Taiwan, there are a huge number of various festive events. Especially popular traditional and public holidays – Chinese New year (first day of the first…

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From 28 August to 11 September in Limassol, Cyprus wine festival is held. It’s a Grand celebration wine festival, held since 1961 and lasting about 10 days. For two weeks in the Park Spa town of Limassol can taste local wines.

It is most advantageous to come to the Park in the evening: from 20 to 23 hours are treated free of charge! A wine festival is held exclusively with the national colors. The sounds of the bouzouki (a traditional stringed instrument similar to Russian domra or balalaika) merge with singing famous songs and friendly cotton batters clear rhythm to all the dancers. You can even participate in the process of preparing the drink: roll up your pants and dance a La Celentano in the VAT of grapes under Cypriot music. In early September on the island great beach weather – the temperature was about +30, water temperature 26. Week in Cyprus in September – from 360 euros.

18 – 20 September (Melnik castle) and 26 – 27 September (Karlstejn castle) in the Czech Republic passes wine events. Wine tasting, of course (although Czech wines, frankly, not for everybody). Scheduled craft fair, costumed historical procession and fireworks. To get to the Miller and karlštejn Continue reading

The Best carnivals of the world

“Kanaval”, “Mardi Gras”, “Carnevale”, “Fat-Tuesday”, “Carnival” — different countries, different names… And yet, wherever there’s been this wonderful holiday, it always means one thing — a giant street party. This year’s carnival celebrations reach a climax on March 4, and the streets of many cities in the world filled with colors, music and fun.

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro — perhaps the most famous festival in the world. His marches and enthusiastic citizens — carnival event of international significance that marks the eve of lent, — 40-day period of abstinence for Catholics. In short, carnival — it is a chance to eat, to feast and to natalitsa before the days of self-denial, which occur on ash Wednesday (day of repentance).

European recognised by the Catholic Church as a pagan holiday which has conquered the whole world. It became popular in the most unexpected corners of the planet, for example, in Goa — predominantly Hindu resort India, where the carnival was introduced by the Portuguese.

Without a doubt, the North American carnival capital — New Orleans. Here day breaks before lent sounds in French — “Mardi Gras” (same as “Fat – Tuesday” or Fat Tuesday). Continue reading