Carnival was held in Salvador, capital of Bahia, and was quickly spread the holiday atmosphere throughout Brazil.
The mayor of Rio de Janeiro gave the symbolic keys of the city to king Momo dancing and Rio immediately plunged into the most brilliant event on the planet.
This year the carnival in Bahia was dedicated to the world-famous Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, which in 2012 would have turned a hundred years old, and his book “Country carnival”.
Six thousand amazing dancers of the country of the twelve Samba schools compete for the title of best.
This spectacular show live broadcast in one hundred ten countries.
Carnival season continues in Europe. Already coming to the end of the costumed holidays in the German cities of Venice and Italian. However, it is just starting in nice.
At the time of preparation for the carnival, the city has granted 250 thousand jobs. The cost of the Samba schools in preparation for the main dance event exceeded $ 5 million. Another 17.5 million were allocated for the reconstruction of the famous sambadrome, which was built in 1984 under the project of Oscar Niemeyer. Installed a new lighting system and acoustics, increased the number of seats. Now the sambadrome will be able to take up to 72.5 Continue reading
the Austrians are a hospitable people, despite visible vysokomernoj. The explanation is that the population of Austria, and especially large cities, are originating from bourgeois families. However, the Austrians are easy to contact and always willing to help in difficulties. Characteristics such as politeness and punctuality. Today in some countries women are made to kiss his hand. In Germany and Austria this custom is observed only in special occasions. In some areas of Austria is dominated by a folk tradition, according to which during the marriage each partner tried to step on another’s foot; the “losers” while the party was then life “under the thumb” (innviertel).
It is believed that Vienna is more suitable for people of middle and older age. A typical crown is quite conservative and prefer all traditional. To face any challenge he is hostile and suspicious. Surprised by the propensity of citizens to wear the national dress, funny-called ‘dirndl’ and ‘trachten’. Lush long hide behind women’s skirts from top colorful lace aprons, and shirts have such a deep neckline that women have shoulders to throw the scarves. Men are limited to jackets particular national cut, with folded lapels button closure, and a constant hat with feather.
In Vienna there is a favorite phrase ‘Golden Continue reading
Especially for avid travelers, whose travel is not about admiring the colorful scenery and ancient architecture, influential publication “The Forbes” has published a rating of the most colorful, flamboyant, exciting holidays of the world. The rating publication included the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, the Munich Oktoberfest, and more.
So, in the first place among deserving your visiting to the holidays, according to the edition of “The Forbes”, is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which is held annually in the Brazilian capital on 2-5 February.
The history of carnival in Rio starts from the middle of the 19th century, and its tradition is rooted in the European middle Ages. Today, the carnival is an extravaganza of music, dance, theatrical performances, which annually brings together hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and tourists, writes League.
In the second position of the rating – carnival “Mardi Gras” (from the French. – fat Tuesday), which is annually held February 2-5 in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras in a religious context is analogous Continue reading