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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Sounds of bells ringing
Ding-Dong, Ding-Dong –
hear the forest, hears the Vale
or sigh, or moan.
What is it about? Who is he? –
this old bell.
Not with delight the sound is full,
And widely the wing is stretched out:
on field road,
over with late blossoms
above the roof
touched red elm,
1st leading. We are weird, wrong to live on Earth: protect valuable and precious, and priceless not stored. Diamonds, diamonds, gold, money, protect, and lakes, springs, clouds, areas of clean air, deserted places, no. It is unclear, if you look at the life of earthlings from somewhere off to the side. We don’t want to learn the most important thing: the Air is our father, the Water – mother Earth – home, Rosa national wealth.
The music of Vivaldi’s “the four seasons”, “Summer”, Presto.
2 nd chair. The world is in each of us through all the “Windows” and “doors” of our senses, constantly feeding us, and it is becoming more difficult because of the loss of the beauty of this world. Mutilated river dams, polluted their water, including lake; looted and destroyed during the terrible bombardment of the forest; Continue reading
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