Every year thousands of people gather to take part and look at really unusual festivals. The roots of many of these celebrations have deep roots embedded in the old days, but some still young. Although all the festivals are completely different, one thing they have in common: the singularity.
On the last Wednesday of August in the Spanish town of buñol going 9000 local and 20000-40000 visitors to throw at each other with tomatoes in honor of the virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, the patron Saint of the city. This tradition has existed since 1940 gg, although under the rule of Franco was suspended. According to the rules of the festival begins only after someone climb up on a wooden pole with a height of 2 floors, pre-lubricated with soap. At the top of the post daredevil expects pork ham (jamon). Then begins firing on the participants from their water cannons, and on the streets emit 100 tons of tomatoes. Women dressed in white, and the men no shirt. After the battle, the walls of the surrounding houses become red and tomato goo on the pavement reaches the ankles.
In February in Spain, the carnival season begins. In large and small cities held celebrations – scale and not very modern and has a long history. The newspaper ABC has compiled a list of 12 most notable of them.
1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife
In 1980 the local carnival was declared a festival of international tourist interest. Among the activities especially a large procession through the streets of the city. It is believed that the carnival in Tenerife is the second in popularity after the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The period from 6 to 17 February.
2. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
As part of this carnival attracts special attention costume contest and performances by murgas – groups performing satirical verses on hot topics and carnival groups. The festival will last from 1 to 17 February.
The local carnival is also declared a festival of international tourist interest. Within it are various groups – choirs, carnival groups, quartets, etc. Time – from 7 to 17 February.
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Rio de Janeiro will always remain for all the city of Samba. And every Friday evening in one of the neighborhoods you can watch the guitarist and the dancer. Café sparkle visitors. Rio will always remain the capital of excitation.
After rain washed out the entire city, all bridge road to black street quickly filled with the smell of passion. Clogged clubs people and she’s on stage. Teresa Cristina. It does not need to see, for the happiness of each visitor at least to listen to her voice and enjoy it.
Rio, the city where the poor get rich. Carnivals do with the city is really a part of the show.
Carnivals are always trained members of the Samba schools. The carnival itself is bright and colorful. In my ears resounds from music. In the eyes of the splash all the paint from dark to bright. The action that takes place on carnival platform can not fail to fascinate. Pours from the speakers Samba. Participating in the carnival burning dance Samba, smile, someone sings. Everyone knows that this action is waiting for all of Brazil.
For residents of Brazil, the carnival is not just a holiday. For them, the carnival has already become a cult. On the day of the carnival Continue reading