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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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…

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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 projections.

The main new year celebration will start in the city with the arrival of Santa Claus and snow Maiden. Magical train with the main New year will arrive on Wednesday, December 30, at 11:00 on the Ladoga station .

On a fabulous sleigh Santa Claus together with his entourage will travel to St. Petersburg. Santa Claus will visit the red guard, Nevsky and Frunzensky and the Moscow region St. Petersburg, happy New Year young patients of Children’s hospital No. 1 at Vanguard street, and then travel to the area of the Rebellion. From there at 16:00 will begin the parade through the decorated Nevsky Prospekt to Palace square, where from 17:00 will unfold bright theatrical performance . Festive cavalcade will welcome officials of St. Petersburg and the Vologda region, which together with Santa Claus will light the Main Christmas Tree of the city.

On the same day, December 30 . on Palace square will open the music festival of light projections . The first view Petersburgers and city visitors will see at 17:00 . And further, to 7 January videopicture can be viewed daily in 18:00, Continue reading

10 most colorful carnivals of the world

 

As it is strange, but February is the most festive month of the year . The thing is that this month, around the world are the most memorable carnivals, during which you can see colorful parades, plenty of food and all kinds of fun.

There are many theories concerning the origin of the carnival. Some believe that the word “carnival” comes from the Latin expression “carne vale” meaning “farewell to meat”, signifying the last days when one could eat meat before Lent. Others believe that celebrating ward off evil spirits and are a way to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.

The Rio carnival is a kind of yardstick with which to measure all other carnivals. It is also one of the most celebrated artistic events in the world. Slightly more than half a million tourists come every year to the “capital of all carnivals in the world”, to watch the greatest Orgy of all times and peoples. The carnival begins with the crowning of king Momo, who passed a huge silver and gold keys to the city. Then begin the celebration across the country on all the streets, squares, bars and clubs, culminating in a Parade of Samba, when the best are on a Samba school in Rio de Janeiro to win the title Continue reading

Rest fall: off-peak season and festivals – Mangrum Ukraine

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