For anybody not a secret that almost every people of planet Earth have inherited from their ancestors own tradition of celebrating the new year. We are not talking about the night of 31 December to 1 January, and on pagan holidays, which mark a change of season, the rebirth of life, the emergence of something new. And, as a rule, these holidays (Carnival in Russia, Mardi Gras in Western Europe and the USA, Fastnacht the Germans, Apokries in Greece, Carnival in Italy and Brazil) occur in the late winter — early spring.
What is celebrated at this time in the territory of Montenegro? It would seem that the answer is obvious — once the Montenegrins are Orthodox, like Russians, so too the carnival. However, this is not so, because the Carnival and Orthodoxy have nothing in common.
The history of the braided lace more interesting! There was a time when many cities of the modern Montenegrin coast was under the influence of Venice (and she’s famous for its carnival in the world!), so it is from this city and came to the Balkans tradition of CARNIVAL.
Tradition to rejoice all the people awaited the end of winter was born in the time of Ancient Rome — it was the feast of the Saturnalia. The word “carnival” comes from the Latin and means “farewell, meat” because he is, as a rule, before the beginning Continue reading
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world. Many consider it the main tourist destination in South America. The city is the most visited and richest resort Brazil. Millions of tourists come here every year for new experiences and unforgettable holiday!
A bit about the resort of Rio de Janeiro
The second largest city of Brazil also known as the “Marvelous city”. He truly deserves its name, because there are perfectly intertwined unique architecture, exotic flora and tropical zone. Often it seems that Rio de Janeiro is one huge Botanical garden! From 1764 to 1960 the resort was the capital of Brazil.
After the loss of their status, interest to the city and the number of tourists has increased. The main reason for this was a new vector of development of Rio de Janeiro as the cultural capital of Brazil. At the moment, the national library has more than 2 million rare manuscripts and books. Also, the city boasts unique collections of paintings whose total number has more than 800 copies!
The attractions of the resort of Rio de Janeiro
On Corcovado mountain at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level there is the main symbol of the city – the statue of Jesus Christ. The Savior stretches out hands over the city, thereby protecting it! Amazing attraction is Sugarloaf mountain. With the usual mountain Continue reading
Beer in Munich, lobster in Spain, or wine in France? Guide to culinary holidays in Europe.
Long want to visit Europe, but can’t find a decent reason? Of course, the Old world is beautiful for its unforgettable history and architecture – but it’s so corny… For those who want to European vacation were really “delicious” is not superfluous to familiarize with the list of European cities that are famous for their culinary festivals and holidays! Particularly relevant gastronomic journey will be now, when every little bit famous the city is hosting a special celebration, associated with the end of the agricultural season in the region, harvesting and tasting the fruit.
So, foodies Belarus, do not lose time in vain, and unite and go to Europe in the fall to not only please the eyes and the stomach!
Definitely the most “common” and popular European culinary holiday European autumn – famous “Оktoberfest” in Germany. Every year about six million fans of German beer and sausages concerted series go to Munich to join this amazing event. According to statistics, during the celebration of the drink about 600 million liters of beer, eaten 600 thousand fried chicken and 80 great way fattened bulls. If you don’t want to stay away Continue reading