The Brazilian Carnival (Carnaval do Brasil) is an annual festival held in many cities in Brazil 40 days before Easter, marking the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Roman Catholics refrain from any bodily pleasures. That is why the Brazilian carnival, as an act of parting with pleasure, takes place on the eve of fasting.
There are several versions of the origin of the Brazilian carnival. According to one of them, it is based on the Poteshny Day, introduced in the 17th century by the Portuguese, which was accompanied by songs and dances, when it was decided to fool each other in various ways, pour water on it, throw in raw eggs and beans. Continue reading
Thailand is the main tourist center of the region, a country with a rich history and culture, a country of thousands of temples and hundreds of islands.
There are indeed a lot of islands in Thailand – small and large, inhabited and wild, which have retained their natural beauty, covered with forests, lakes and rivers. And from such a variety you just get confused: Where to go on holiday to Thailand?
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Crater Lake (Crater Lake) – is located on the territory of Lake Crater, Oregon National Park in the western United States. This lake of volcanic origin is striking in its beauty, in addition – it is the deepest lake in the United States (594 m). The fame of this lake was brought by its amazing bright blue water and pacifying surrounding view.
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