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February is the month of carnivals

Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro and são Paulo, where the carnival is in the nature of competitions schools of Samba dance, the festival opens with a presentation of a symbolic key to the city to fictional character – big King Momo.

The famous sambodrome hosts concerts by the most famous Samba schools League, which ends with a parade of schools-winners, took the first 6 places.

In addition, during the carnival in the evening on the streets of major cities in the country under the drums are carnival performances by Amateur groups.

Unlike Rio de Janeiro and são Paulo, where the passage of costumed groups and allegorical platforms each school is evaluated by the judges, in other major cities of the country carnival is in the nature of the festivities.

According to statistics, every year in Rio de Janeiro for carnival arrives at least half a million tourists.

Barcelona

In February in Spain held a truly Rabelaisian Barcelona carnival, for which the Spaniards themselves have always been associated with luxury and gastronomic gluttony. One of the main events of the carnival is the competition cakes «tortillas” that the jury will evaluate not only the taste and filling, but also in appearance.

Participants can fill their bellies and other traditional dishes: Catalan sausage or spicy meat. The culmination of the festival – Continue reading

Flower Festival in Madeira

From 16 to 22 April on the island of Madeira will be the most beautiful annual festival – the Festival of Colors.

With the onset of spring a variety of colours, originating in different parts of the world, flourish on the island of Madeira. Due to favorable climatic conditions on the island a perfect growing and blooming plants from different climatic regions.

Peak flowering is in mid April. At this time, from 16 to 22 April in Funchal (Madeira, Portugal) is a Festival of colors .

This is a beautiful celebration of spring, reincarnation, rebirth, fertility and abundance. The rich colors and charming aromas pleasing to the eye, intoxicate, creating a unique holiday atmosphere, the fame of which spread far beyond the island.

In the Festival program:

The parade of children;

Carnival procession of the festival of flowers;

The flower market and flower show;

Floral carpets and flower decorations.

On Saturday morning, April 18 . there will be a Parade of children . dressed in costumes of different bright colors. The parade passage area of Practice to of (Praça do Município). During the procession of the children will be built a magnificent flower with a symbolic name “Wall of hope”. Hopes for world peace. Children parade will culminate in the release of doves and a kids ‘ holiday.

Sunday afternoon, April 19 . the Central streets Continue reading

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