The government of Trinidad and Tobago is known for its rich culture, one of the features which is considered to be the annual carnival.
In the ranking of the best carnivals of the world, this island holiday takes the second place after the legendary Brazilian.
Due to the diversity of races and cultures of the inhabitants of the Islands, carnival is not a national character and is assorted from different cultures.
The band “hearts” during his presentation, “I love Carnival” on the last day of the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
American actress Tatyana Ali (left) poses with her sisters Anastasia and Kimberly during his presentation “Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
Members of a carnival group Color Fuh So act during his presentation “Conquest” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
Cherry-Ann Patrice Valere, dressed in the costume of the Lady of the Day, Continue reading
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
In many countries of the world in the beginning of the year you can witness and even party to the amazingly large and bright celebrations – carnivals. Something many of them are similar, and in some ways Vice versa are very different. We will try to understand how are the most famous and grandiose carnivals in different countries.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 9 – 12 February, The carnival in Rio De Janeiro is arranged every year, lasts three to five days but usually goes on longer than the prescribed period. Opens the carnival by handing Momo the fat man the keys to the city. This character is elected annually among the largest inhabitants of Rio. At the carnival, all car traffic in the main streets of the city stops now instead of cars here reigns unrivalled in their brightness and beauty show: performances of Samba schools, a huge moving platform to the dancers and dancers, beautiful girls in massive bright costumes, decorated with feathers, fireworks-filled night skies, and live music with dancing till you drop. In the life of local people the carnival takes a very important place, many of them from childhood every year prepare for it and participate. By the way, in the shops of Rio, you can find costumes for even two-year-olds that already says something. Preparations for the next carnival begins immediately after the previous one. Moreover, each event brings the city Treasury a large revenue. I must say that this carnival takes place in many Brazilian cities, but few of them can outdo the luxury and scale of the one that happen in Rio.
Venice, Italy January 26 – February 12, Venice carnival is one of the largest and most colorful sights in all of Italy. He arranged, as well as the carnival in Rio every year, but lasts longer. The world-famous Venetian masks – white, decorated with gold leaf and hand-painted, or “red“. Continue reading