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Carnival in Germany or the Germans lit!

You especially don’t be surprised if one morning he woke up and out on the street, everywhere you will meet people in fancy dress, singing some strange song. Surely you will get a feeling that the whole world has gone mad. Only yesterday everything was OK, and now your Professor from the University wearing a clown nose, and classmate actually dressed up as a pirate or even a rabbit. Tranquillity, only tranquillity, my friend. Welcome to the carnival!

In February, in the Catholic regions of Germany carnival. In different regions of Germany it is called differently. In some parts of Bavaria and Thuringia, it is called phasing (Fasching) or fastnacht (Fastnacht), in the Rhineland and Westphalia — carnival (Karneval). However, it is not celebrated in all of Germany. He was especially popular on the banks of the Rhine. Well known carnivals held in düsseldorf, Cologne and Mainz.

This is a very old holiday. It is even called the fifth season. Preparations for the carnival, believe it or not, begins in November! On 11 November, 11 hours and 11 minutes – a magical time. From this moment all over the country held the first meetings of activists of the carnival and officially announced its beginning.

Carnival festivities begin on Thursday, known as Weiberfastnacht (women’s carnival). This Continue reading

The brightest festivals of popular culture

This year in Russia declared the Year of culture. But where, as at the festivals of folk culture can fully enjoy all the talents of its people and to see, hear and taste all that our country is rich? We will talk about the best of them.

“Legends Of Tamany”

In early September, in the Krasnodar region on the Azov sea coast, kicks off the festival of Cossack culture. More than two hundred years ago in this place landed black sea Cossacks settlers, who arrived to master the fertile lands of the Kuban, and today it houses the ethnographic Museum under the open sky “Ataman”, which is a recreated Cossack stanitsa of late XIX – early XX centuries. For several days during the festival Cossacks demonstrate the art of riding, showing dancing skills, singing old Cossack songs. An unforgettable sight – a horse-racing festival with trick riding and traditional cutting the vine. The program of the festival also includes folk festival “Green Apple”, the agricultural exhibition, master-classes of folk arts and crafts of the South of Russia.

“Siberian carnival”

Every year on the last day of carnival, the day before lent, in the village Suhobuzimskoe Continue reading

Gala concert of the festival Pushkin autumn

Last school year my daughter and I infinitely went to theatres and concert halls. Since all of these campaigns were not canceled its daily classes in a dance Studio and not canceled participation in concerts and competitions, and by the summer she was pressed down to the last drop. Sometimes after a performance I carried her home in her arms, because the child off the subway right, it was worth it just to sit down. And this year we rest. She rests.

Gala concert of the festival “Pushkin autumn”

We got to the concert by luck. The year before on such a concert could get by purchasing tickets at the box office of the Alexandrinsky theater. And this time the show was, as they say, a closed, by invitation only. We with Sasha were invited. The daughter of my friend,Cascina age, who studied classical dance, along with her team participated in the concert. Miss this event, the performance at this stage we could not. Then I could not imagine Continue reading

Summer festivals where to summer vacations?
"Empty hills" this summer will not. The organizers of one of the most famous Russian open-air festivals in the last year took a timeout. to rethink the format, purpose, and…

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Carnival or masquerade?
Recently in my mailbox revealed several invitations to various carnivals. And, choosing an appropriate dress code "carnival" dress, I thought of doing something different from carnival masquerade, and consequently carnival…

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Summer holiday Nicholas
The summer holiday of St. Nicholas - may 22. Holy pray when sick at heart, and he is asked for help, prosperity, well-being in the way. During the life of…

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