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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

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

“let’s Change the world for the better! “

In “Artek” has finished the XI international children festival “let’s Change the world for the better!” Peace day ceremony concluded the XI international children festival “let’s Change the world for the better!”, which gathered this year in “Artek” a record number of participating countries – 54 States from all continents of the world, reports the press service of ICC “Artek”.

Unchanged festival is organized by all-Ukrainian charitable Foundation of Hope and Goodness, which is headed by Valentyna Dovzhenko, international children’s center “Artek”, the General Director of the Elena Poddubnaya. Appreciating the contribution of the festival to the development of interstate relations, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of social policy and the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine annually provide support in its implementation.

The festival created the conditions for the realization of the potential of each child, namely, participation in the work of the International NGO “world Children League Continue reading

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