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Carnival in Montenegro

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.

Kotor 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

Festivals

III international festival of Kozma prutkov will be held in Sablino 5 September. For the most sparkling statement Russian official will award the prize “Chernomor”, and on the free Cabinet “Kosirai!” the participants will try reading your own or someone else’s work. The main event will be Prutkovskim reading.

Kozma Prutkov – literary mask, under which in different years were published in the journals of the brothers Zhemchuzhnikov and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Satire, sayings and fables Kozma prutkov ridiculed mental stagnation and political “loyalty”. September 5 is the birthday of count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who has made the greatest contribution to the formation of the image of Kozma prutkov. Not coincidentally, the festival is held on the territory of the nature monument “Sablino” where Tolstoy and came up with the idea of creating the image.

On Prutkovskim readings will have eminent scientists and cultural figures of St. Petersburg with reports on the subject of speech communication. There will be several round tables with the participation of journalists and publishers, also dedicated based on the work of Kozma prutkov. The culmination of the event will be the premiere of the play prutkov-senior “Chereposlov, that is to say, phrenology” at 17: 00 on the outdoor stage. Continue reading

Holiday Misericordia in Reus

Marking the end of the summer season holiday Misericordia in Reus is dedicated to the patroness of the city — our lady of mercy ( Mare de Déu de Misericòrdia ). This festival is a Catalan tradition is one of the most important events in the cultural calendar of the hometown of Antonio Gaudi.

Among traditional events annual September festival in Reus — solemn pilgrimage procession with torches, performances of living builders of the pyramids (“towers”) Castells . dance the Sardana . parades with music, dancing and the obligatory pyrotechnics.

A special joy of the celebration will bring to the children: they will be able to watch the procession of giants and mythical creatures (though the roar of firecrackers is not to everyone!), see the dancing procession of devils and wild devil dance with torches-crackers. Of course, in the program there are more serious events: theatre performances, concerts of classical and contemporary music, lectures, theatre Continue reading

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Unusual spring meeting at the Carnival in Binche
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