Carnivals in southern Europe
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…

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Program of the new year's festivities in downtown St. Petersburg
This year for St. Petersburgers and guests of the city has prepared the most interesting holiday program – concerts, festivals, riding a roller coaster and the music festival of light…

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Famous culinary festivals in the world

If you are adventurous, you have the desire to try new foods and dishes from them — suggest you go on a journey you will have a gastronomic calendar. In the world every day in a country hosts a variety of culinary festivals and holidays, and about the most interesting and important of them we will tell you a little bit.

Hardly anyone of us will refuse to participate in Tomato in Spain or Orange battle in Italy. With passion pocketables tomatoes or oranges, you are a year in advance will receive a charge of vivacity and energy. Let’s start our journey… Recommended in early February to make a trip to Japan. Here you will find a spectacular sight in bean-throwing Day. Very has a long history of this holiday: beans fends away. Since those early days, when the winter comes spring, it is customary to roast on the fire beans and then scatter them around the house. And to be next year happy and healthy, you need to eat exactly as many pieces as you years.

In Iceland in mid-February, a festival of Entertainment and Food. Many people know that the Icelandic cuisine is so diverse because of the harsh climate and scarce flora and fauna. But it is most famous for the fact that all the dishes of this cuisine are prepared only with organic products. Chefs of Iceland at the festival serves only locally sourced ingredients. Continue reading

The Nibelungen Festival in worms

Festival of the Nibelungs (Die Nibelungen-Festspiele – “Di Nibelungen Festspiele”) opened in in worms (Worms) is one of the most important centers of intellectual, cultural and political events in Europe.

From the beginning the festival was a great success, and for several years was the most popular outdoor festival. On the steps in front of an impressive Vormskyy the Imperial Cathedral (Kaiserdom – “Kaiserdom”) gathers the most famous actors of theatre, film and television and show the diversity that carries the legacy of the Nibelungs.

All German media at the time of the festival only write about the impressive performances of this event. Every year it gathers more than 230 000 viewers watching live performances, and millions of TV viewers watching the performances on home screens or screens of the city.

The origins of the festival — the song of the Nibelungs

Many medieval traditions of the report of the Nibelungs (Nibelungen). The Nibelungs were the guardians of treasures. Their glorified all over the world work “the Song of Nibelungen” (Nibelungenlied – “Nibelungenlied”). It tells the story of how the treasure of the Nibelungs from the king and his sons Continue reading

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 . 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

2. France

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

3. Spain

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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