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Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago

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

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

Party like it’s carnival

And not arrange for us to the carnival? Certainly, such thoughts came to mind a lot more than once. After all, what is a carnival? This fun, noisy holiday when you can fool around, to wear a mask, dance and plenty to eat – to drink to his heart’s content. And the format of the carnival allows you to do all this beautiful and interesting. It is therefore not surprising that

The most popular and famous carnivals this, of course. Venice and the famous Brazilian.

How to organize a party in the style of the Venetian carnival so that this event is remembered by all the participants and guests? We must remember that Venice is a fabulous and vibrant city, which seems to be all residents have a refined taste, and all the guests of carnival is subject to the rules of good taste. Therefore, in preparation for the Venetian carnival, you need to create the correct costumes . Of course, the real Venetian costumes – it’s too expensive (it is unlikely you ready for the party to purchase embroidered in gold and embellished with lace dresses). But recognizable Venetian masks, full-face, with lush multi-colored feathers, gold and silver painting, can be purchased. But if to them to add black cloaks with bright clothes columbines or Harlequins, you can not hesitate to go to the carnival, imagining that it will be held at St. Mark’s square.

So, if the costume you are ready, Continue reading

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