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 . This traditional carnival takes place on the eve of Great lent and is characterized by a friendly and non-commercial atmosphere. The holiday is a blend of African masquerade and traditional French carnival. On the first day of the carnival people dress up in costumes or just in pajamas and go outside while banging pots and pans. The atmosphere is so fun and addictive that simple viewer to be no one.
The festival takes place 1-8 March
Nice carnival takes place in the middle of February, but at this time there you can ride along the waterfront on an open-top car and enjoy the many yachts. The main events of the festival are held at Place Masséna.
The festival usually takes place from 18 February to 8 March
Carnival in Cadiz (South of Spain, Andalusia) is the oldest carnival in the world. The holiday dates back to local customs: carnival arranged, when the long voyage returned sailors with gifts and new clothes, which was dressed and walking around the city. Still during carnival wearing a fun, whimsical costumes singing and marching on the city.
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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 new moon of the year), lantern Festival (the first in the new year the full moon), when across the country millions of lanterns, which, according to legend, was escorted into another world souls of ancestors, descended on the earth to their loved ones to celebrate the New year. The holiday of “Two dozen” (Republic Day) is the anniversary of the Wuchang uprising, and many others. These days almost all buildings, city squares and streets are decorated in traditional style, across the country there are numerous fireworks and parades, music, dance and other lavish ceremony. Almost all traditional festivals are held according to the lunar calendar, so the date varies from year to year.
No less interesting and other events – Festival of the bells wind Kendin (January), Ice World (January-February), the Taiwan lantern Festival in Taichung, Kaohsiung and Taipei (February), the Festival sky lanterns, Pingsi (February), the Festival of the dragon in Miaoli (February), the Festival of the God of wealth (end of February) and the international book fair in Taipei (February). In March held a Festival song-Jing in Kaohsiung, birthday Meaning (the goddess of mercy, Continue reading
Fiery performances and orange battle, impressive festive costumes and mesmerizing events. February in southern Europe – month colorful carnivals, extending from Italy to the Canary Islands.
Italy. Orange battle“
Every year in February in the Italian city of Ivrea, located in the Piedmont region, is the traditional carnival. The main highlight of the carnival is held not far from Turin, is the orange battle. During the festival, local youth, dressed in knight costumes, oncidiums hundreds of tons of oranges. This tradition appeared in the XIX century. Fruit battle symbolizes the rebellion against the lords of the tyrants who ruled the Italian cities in the middle ages. Orange battle this year will be the opportunity to observe 14-16 February. Every year grows the number of those who wish to participate.
France: the carnival of flowers and music
French festival of colors is celebrated even 14 days (February 12-28 ). This year’s theme, King of the Blue Planet, dedicated to the protection of the environment. At the festival you can see hundreds of thousands of gladioli, carnations and Mimosa. This French carnival is very modern, not devoid of humor, funny masks, performances of various artists and clowns, concerts. The main entertainment is to buy colored Continue reading