Carnival was in the days of Ancient Greece. In those days, the masquerade procession accompanied with dancing, singing and music. Then came the 1st and masks, in which ancient Greeks wore, in order to convey certain information to the people around them.
Carnival costumes in Europe
In the middle ages in Europe, the carnival is considered a theatrical procession, which necessarily had to be accompanied by fireworks, pageants, fun games, etc. costumes were an integral part of these events and firmly in the culture of all Latins.
In those days, with the help of decorative art and the costumes are superb trying to create an unforgettable atmosphere of fun and celebration. The people who took part in the procession wore the outfit more than needed for the specific celebration.
in addition, with carnival of the national costume, the Europeans have emphasized the culture of his people, demonstrating to others that they are single and unique people.
Carnival costumes in Russia
during the period of reforms of Peter the great costumes in Russia become part of the culture. Before that Russia was a masquerade tradition that was more chaotic.
Peter remembered the people that have opened in Russia the tradition of the masquerade. In the years of his reign in Russia was held carnivals and outdoor festivities, which were endorsed by the Emperor and had official status.
History carnival costume did not end in the Middle ages. Now they, too, polzuyutsya great demand among people of different nationalities and different social status. In many cities around the world every year are large-scale carnivals, necessarily require a costume.
Today, costumes for carnivals make for both adults and children. These costumes emphasize the cultural specificities of a particular nation, for which they were made.
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