Every year, in the last days of September, Barcelona hosts the largest street festival, the main Fiesta of the Catalan capital, the festival of La mercè . For several days the city is immersed in the madness, saying goodbye to hot Sunny days and autumn meeting.
Holiday, like all the main festivities of Spain, dedicated to the patron Saint of Catalonia, the Holy mother of God (Virgen de la Merce). The tradition of the festival traces its roots to the early 20th century: the official celebration of La mercè festival was the first time in 1902.
If you are lucky enough to be in Barcelona or in one of the resort towns around it in the period from 22 to 25 September 2011, then consider yourself lucky. It’s a great opportunity to learn what is a real southern Fiesta. There is everything: musical performances, and a fantastic fireworks, sports competitions, and unusual show, and, of course, lots of wine, sangria and cava.
Officially the day of the Holy mother of God falls on 24 September, in fact, the celebrations go on throughout the week. This year, the festival officially opens on September 22 and will last until Sunday, 25.
Among the most interesting entertainment that is worth to see – of course, the famous “Castells”, or tower, built Continue reading
“Dear friends, it is time to summarize the festival White Nights Salsa Fest. Perhaps for someone White Nights was another line in his schedule, and for someone was opening a new, colorful world of music and dance. And I’d like to think that this festival is in its short history has already become a landmark event in the dance of life of the country.
Salsa in Russia and neighboring countries is not static, it evolves, and over the last few years there are a lot of festivals, congresses and weekends completely different scale. What city on the map might take – everywhere has its own festival, or “festival.” Unconscious competition among all of these activities put before the members is a serious matter of choice and, unfortunately, sometimes mutually exclusive. Repeatedly heard from you that the festival was so much that the audience is forced to literally burst. In conditions when the supply is in a hurry to exceed the demand, the further fruitful development of the White Nights Salsa Fest is becoming more difficult, and in many vectors of development. How in the direction of live music, without which I don’t think any one festival, and in the direction of improving the quality of the artists and instructors, when, apparently, for 15 years of salsa Continue reading
Every year, in February, when driven by winds from the sea water literally ankle-deep floods St. Mark’s square, Venice is flooded with fairy tale characters from all over Europe and get this amazing sight dream of millions of people around the world.
Venice carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world . he was born during the middle Ages, when the total duration of any holidays was a few months a year. Spiritual parents of this magnificent event can be considered a Venetian aristocrats who invented it in order to justify their desire to flaunt in front of each other in crazy outfits.
By the unwritten laws of medieval carnival, in its carrying out by cancelling all social conventions, and everyday rules of life: everyone can do whatever he pleases. Wealth and poverty was hidden behind masks, and then any commoner could count on the attention of the Princess, and the patrician could easily seduce a seamstress, what in ordinary life would not allow him the norms of decency. In the late eighteenth century, under the pressure of revolutionary storms, carnival is almost faded and reappeared only in the seventies of our century.
For several years now there have been persistent rumors that the carnival of Venice exhaled Continue reading