carnivals

The Best carnivals of the world

Carnival is a celebration of transformation and fun! He beckons the atmosphere of joy and serenity, and spectacular parades of costumed people. February – the burden of carnivals, this travel portal  is the most exciting carnival in the world.

Rio de Janeiro

Carnival in Rio is the largest and most colorful in the world. This carnival is distinguished by its endless fun and dazzling colors. It attracts the attention of millions of audience participation in the many professional dancers best Samba schools of Brazil.

Caribbean

On the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago takes place the second largest carnival in the world. On the streets you can see different carnival characters such as donkey, rogues and demons. The carnival is held from the colonial period, when ordinary people in unusual costumes imitated their rulers.

Cadiz

The third largest Carnival of the world is celebrated in the old Spanish city on the Andalusian coast. A feature of the carnival: the rivalry of numerous small and large choirs. People wear costumes and masks that display well-known politicians and celebrities. Group of people in masks are often accompanied by musical Continue reading

Carnivals in France

Carnivals in France

In France in the late winter – early spring is held 4 large carnival . The Grand carnival — in nice. Also known carnivals in Paris. Lima (near the border with Spain) and in Dunkerque (on the border with Belgium).

Carnival in nice

The largest and oldest carnival in France is held in nice . Its roots go back to the year 1294. From the middle ages to our days every year, the streets of nice naprawde colorful images in masks, collecting tourists from around the world. More than a million visitors come to the carnival of nice in our time. Nice carnival lasts for two weeks before lent.

In 2014, the carnival of nice runs from February 14 until March 4.

Carnival in Paris

Carnival in Paris is held before the Feast of Fools already from the 16th century or even earlier, although not carried out in the period from 1952 to 1957 As a rule, the carnival starts at 14:00 on the East side of the city and walking through the streets, ends at around 19:00 in front of city hall (Hotel de Ville).

You will find a great procession, headed by a live Longhorn cow! Music, whistles, streamers, confetti and colored balls illuminated with a gray city in bright colors.

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Speaking of carnivals

More recently, fate gave me a gift and brought me into a wonderful place – Venice. In great time – during the famous Venice carnival.

I walked for hours in the famous Venetian squares, where he played countless theatrical performances. Fed brazen pigeons near the Doge’s Palace. Jostled among the motley crowd consisting of people in incredible costumes. And thought: what exactly is the point, metaphysical or even sacred essence of the phenomenon of the carnival.

Observing the behavior of various carnival characters, I drew several conclusions, I don’t know whether they are true.

Firstly, the meaning of all this phantasmagoria of disguise and napalovanie on masks is, apparently, in the eternal search for human prescription, mechanism, method of instant change, the transformation of their destiny. Who among us does not dream to have instant method of transforming Cinderellas into princesses, beggars in the oligarchs, ordinary businessmen in the Deputy Prime Ministers on energy. And here, at the carnival, everything is possible, everything is instantly achievable.

You walk into the dressing room of a nondescript citizen of a poor country, and come out two minutes later by Napoleon’s great General of the French Empire. Or the opposite: you come known CIS oligarch, hunted almost half of the prosecutors of Europe, and come out nobody famous Continue reading

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