lady cheril
on June 9, 2014 227 views
BRIEF DESCRIPTION

HELSINKI SAMBA CARNIVAL/EUROPEAN CULTURE
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. And Finland, on the other hand, is a country in Europe. It is officially known the Republic of Finland. The neighboring countries are: Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia. Finland inhabitants celebrate Helsinki Samba Carnival annually to bring the history of Brazilian samba close to Europe.

Helsinki Samba Carnival is a congregate of age-long Rio Carnivals and festivities in Europe. It usually comes to life annually at the streets of Helsinki with over 25,000 tourist in attendant and over 1000 sambistas from various places including schools in: Helsinki, Lahti, Tampere Kokkola and Turku having fun and doing what they know best. It started in1991. It must be noted that Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is located in the region of Uusimaa, in southern part of Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, and arm of the Baltic Sea.

Traditionally, the Helsinki Samba Carnaval -festival is a Rio-style parade and competitions between samba schools in Finland. Sometimes, instead of individual school competition, the seven schools involved do create one big parade together as seen in 1995. The aim of Samba festivities amongst many other things is to preserve the history of samba and bring Brazil close to Europe.

The event is usually greeted with myriads of dancers with brilliant costumes and rhythms of percussions. It takes place every summer in the street with various colors, thousands of decorations, streets dancing, great fun, breathtaking emotions etc. Samba Festival is not just about dancing; it usually starts with various special ceremonies, peaking with the crowning of the samba King and Queen. The other includes: exhibitions, competitions, choosing of the best samba school in Finland, amongst many others. Tourist around the world in Helsinki at this time cannot but feel the true heart of Helsinki.

FOR FURTHER READING:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZPr3Y5cLL4
http://travelsquire.com/7842/helsinki-week/
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