Festival in Rio de Janeiro – the biggest holiday in Brazil. Living in the country, waiting for this holiday for the whole year. Only one festival ended, and already looking forward to and preparing for the next. Season major holidays in this wonderful country, originates at Christmas, capturing New Year celebrations, and end with the annual carnival. In Brazil, the carnival begins almost immediately, after celebrating New Year, and ends at 2-3 weeks later, the official end date of the holiday. In the meantime, traditionally, not solve any major issues, and makes no case. The whole country is in a festive mood.
Everyone knows, that Rio Carnival takes place every year at different times. Несмотря на то, that it is a pagan holiday, the date of the meeting is calculated according to the calendar Catholic Church. Date carnival calculated by Easter, counting back from him, the New Year holidays 7 weeks. The resulting data will mean the festival, which takes several days. In this way, this year, Festival will be held in Brazil with 8 по 15 February. The beginning of Lent, on the Catholic faith, means the end of the festival.
Brazilian carnival originates from the Portuguese holiday Maslenitsa. This holiday is celebrated Portuguese from the beginning 15 столетия, during which, people pelted each other with rotten eggs and sprinkled with flour. Thus, they demonstrated their full emancipation. By the end of 19 столетия, Festival in Brazil has gained great popularity and high performance. During the carnival, every night on the main dance area of Rio de Janeiro, competitions samba performers. For a festive procession, in the capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, was built enormous Sambadrome on Sapucaí * *, capacity of about 100 thousands of spectators. For the carnival observes strict jury, that evaluates every move and every word of the festival participants, and the results obtained selects the winners of the festival. On the representation of each samba school is given no more than 90 minutes, for which each of them, demonstrates his skills in full. Every year the carnival in Brazil attracts about half a million tourists from around the world, willing to look at this beauty, some, most desperate, and participate.
Such as Carnival in 2014 year, Brazil had not yet seen. The scale of the festive show, struck even the locals. It was a gorgeous colorful performance, which was attended by all the samba schools of the country. Each of them represents the entire performances, on any specific topic. Costumes and quality performance exceeded all expectations viewers. Bright colors and a lot of sparkles, loud roll of drums, under which the samba, and painted city residents. It's all an unforgettable experience. Seeing such a spectacle once, you remember it for life. Beginning of the festival is held on a long-standing tradition, by which the mayor of the city over the keys to the city and the board elected King of Carnival. During the regular season of celebration, and that 4 Day, the city controls * king *.
After the official part begins crazy fun, looking at that hardly anyone would guess, that every movement of this holiday rehearsed for months. Carnival in Brazil will leave behind wonderful memories from his audience and participants.
Official site of the Festival: www.rio-carnival.net
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