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Famous carnivals

The carnival of Venice in 2011 will be dedicated to the unification of Italy and to women, and the festival will last a week more than usual . The final event will be the regatta rowing boats along the Grand canal, which on such a solemn occasion will be lit only by candles. The building of the Venice casino, CA’ the Vendramin Calergi, appointed one of the centers of the organizing Committee.

The theme of the carnival has identified two calendar events: in 2011 marks 150 years of the unification of Italy and the last day of the carnival, Tuesday, coincides with International women’s day i.e. 8th March. And the name “the feeling sissy” (Italian for ” Da Senso a Sissi “) refers to one of the masterpieces of Luchino Visconti, the film “Sense”, a film in 1954, and to the image of Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, known in Europe as a diminutive of the name Cissy is a sample of the manners and refinement of the nineteenth century.

The main program of the carnival will begin on Saturday, February 26, and will run until Tuesday, March 8, with a two-day prologue in prior to the main festival weekend, February 19-20. The organization of the carnival this season entrusted to Venezia Marketing & Eventi , and artistic Director selected David Rampello with many years of invaluable Continue reading

Unusual summer festivals

The festival ’s mountain oysters”

Olean, Missouri. June 7

The inhabitants of a tiny town Olean was quite brave, resourceful and adventurous in his food preferences, to conduct the annual festival eaters “mountain oysters” – as the locals call the sexual glands of turkeys.

Aleanca not alone in his love for the aforementioned delicacy: they say in Montana, a similar event has been held for over 25 years.

Watermelon festival Luling

The State Of Texas. From 26 to 29 June

During the four-day festival, you can try your hand at speed eating watermelon, spitting seeds on the range, and more. It also established a special prize for the largest watermelon grown by local farmers.

Marine carnival, or the mermaid Parade

Brooklyn, New York. June 21

Parade participants, among whom there are many celebrities parade on Coney island in bright costumes, inspired by the romance of the sea, accompanied by the platforms with musicians and antique cars. Art carnival, whose history goes back 26 years, is managed by Neptune and Queen Continue reading

Best spring carnivals of the world

lThe world’s best carnivals, which is a great way to have fun before lent by readers of the Guardian.

1. In the first place: Mas Dominik, Roseau, Dominica. This traditional carnival takes place on the eve of Great lent and is characterized by a friendly and non-commercial atmosphere. The holiday is a blend of African masquerade and traditional French carnival. On the first day of the carnival people dress up in costumes or just in pajamas and go outside while banging pots and pans. The atmosphere is so fun and addictive that simple viewer to be no one.

The celebration takes place on 1-8 March.

2. France

Nice carnival takes place in the middle of February, but at this time there you can ride along the waterfront on an open-top car and enjoy the many yachts. The main events of the festival are held in Place Masséna.

The festival usually takes place from 18 February to 8 March.

3. Spain

Carnival in Cadiz (South of Spain, Andalusia) is the oldest carnival in the world. The holiday dates back to local customs: carnival arranged, when the long voyage returned sailors with gifts and new clothes, which was dressed and walking around the city. Still during carnival wearing a fun, whimsical costumes singing and marching on the city.

The celebration takes place from 3 to 13 March.

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