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The origins of the masquerade.

Ancient Greece known loud and cheerful feasts in honor of Dionysos - Dionysos. They were accompanied with fancy parades (MEPC), singing, music, dancing, decorated festively removed, plants. Ahead of them was Chief Fun "ship" a festive procession to the ancient Roman authors called ie "Sea Chariot". It usually located costume group. In archaic cultures, the dead man wore a mask, so when he meet during the journey to the afterlife with the spirits they could not cause him harm. This ritual was cultivated in a later period. In medieval Europe as a carnival pageantry with games, staging, fun and fireworks, masking of participants holiday firmly on the festive culture Latins and the most accurate and most accurately demonstrated the essence of his wires during the winter - spring folk festival.

Particular attention was paid to the art of decorative costumes for. Total escaped with a narrow margin obscured component differences. Cloaking marchers, prop other furniture, decorative installation - all together in a carnival spectacular theatricality help "Flip" life. Human behavior in this case was extremely controversial. On the one hand, man hiding behind a mask hiding, defending himself against evil forces, on the other as he entered her in a dialogue and even some gaming relationship because often his mask was the very image of evil forces and people like parody of this evil force. The same applies to clothing. Changing clothes in a strange costume, in a strange garment, violating the rule, a person broke a taboo and rule out abroad, ordinary, everyday world into violations of prohibitions, parody and then and did enter into relations with other-worldly forces.

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