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Carnival in German!

Germany, of course, not Brazil, but there is a Carnival. In different parts of Germany it is nazvanie Karneval, Fasching or Fastnacht.

Faxing not a public holiday, but don’t underestimate its value. It is no wonder that it is even called “the fifth season”!

This is the time when you gloves, dressing up in costumes, it is not forbidden to have a good drink and just have some fun.

Carnival – it is an opportunity “to select” before the beginning of the Christian Easter Lent, which begins at “ash Wednesday” ( Aschermittwoch –  18 February) and ends on Holy Friday ( Karfreitag — April 3).

The word ” Carnival ” comes from the Latin ” carne levare ” and means “good-bye, meat,” indeed, in the period of lent to eat meat eating is prohibited, and before him – can. The word Fastnacht Fasching and means “the eve of lent.”

However, it is believed that originally the custom of celebrating carnivals – pagan tradition, whose main value was the farewell to winter and welcoming of spring (German Fishing – is analogous to our carnival). The Church is not particularly Continue reading

Brazil: a land of carnivals

Carnival in Rio — one of the craziest festivals in the world. He staggers a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors, crazy looseness and flexibility of Nude dancers, and the heart makes a beat in the rhythm of the passionate Samba.

The carnival is endless music, fantastic costumes, the joy of transformation, the release of adrenaline in the blood, getting rid of complexes. For Brazil is the law under which he lives, the whole country, and for Brazilians, is a way of life. The festivities of the carnival captures all of Brazil.

The carnival begins in the town of Olinda, where the parade is the oldest dance school “virgins”. This 250 men dressed in women’s dress. Their performance is 10 hours nonstop. And yet the main event of the carnival parade of Samba schools in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1502 by the Portuguese and named the “River of January”. Today Brazilians call their beloved city “cidade maravilhosa”, which means “magic city”. Believe me, they have a reason. During 4 centuries Rio was and remains the capital of beauty and tourism of South America and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is a saying that, creating this city, the Lord outdid himself. And Christ, a huge Continue reading

Unusual national holidays and festivals

We all love holidays. Traditional holidays in Russia is New year, Christmas, February 23, March 8, may 9 and others. But for anybody a secret that every country has their own national holidays and festivals. And many of them are of particular interest due to its uniqueness and exclusivity.

In January, for example, in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro celebrate with an interesting name Tutsindan . (“Tuchin day” or “Fat day”).

This holiday is traditionally enjoyed children: they should not be punished, otherwise, according to legend, they will be naughty all year.

In Sweden in January to celebrate St. Knut’s Day (Tjugondag Knut).

On this day, discarded Christmas trees, and some districts are doing a Scarecrow, dressed him in rags and put near the door of a neighbor. The challenge caught the Scarecrow in “the embrace” – find prankster or throw it to another neighbor, so as not to cause people laugh the next morning.

There are traditional festivals, dressing up in medieval (and other) characters.

In Scotland there is the annual festival of Fire . when residents make a model Viking ship (with the dragon on the nose), they themselves are dressed as Vikings carry the ship to the sea, and then throw it about 1000 torches, thereby burning his huge wooden creation.

In Czech Republic there are five-petalled Continue reading