Most amazing carnivals you’ve ever seen
Although Brazil is the leader of the dance and good mood, is not the only country where are held famous Carnivals. Find out 8 countries that organize such celebrations attracting tourists from all over the world.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When it comes to Carnival, no city in the world brings the attention more than Rio de Janeiro, where the fun begins in the first months of the year. Element that attracts tourists in large numbers is the samba schools parade.
During the Carnival, Venice receives the largest number of tourists, attracted mainly by historical tradition dating from the twelfth century and had its heyday in the eighteenth century. During Carnival, Venice, known as Queen of the Adriatic, the festivities have concealed stretching on all streets.
New Orleans, United States
In the world capital of jazz takes place the most famous carnival from the United States: Mardi Gras. And if you had the impression that in Brazil will see the emptiness at the carnival, you should definitely give a ride to Mardi Gras.
Germans begin to prepare well ahead of Brazilian Carnival. At Koln, the festivities begin as early as November at exactly 11:11 on 11 November (the 11th month of the year) and extended until Gray Wednesday. Celebrated during the winter, Koln’s Carnival mark what the Germans call “fifth season”.
The French city of Nyssa – the largest resort on the Costa d’Azur – carnival attractions are giant puppets, street parties and famous Fight with flowers. The tradition with flowers dates back to 1876.
The largest winter carnival in the world, Carnival from Quebec, takes place three weeks. The festival includes concerts, parades, snow sculptures, nightclubs and sports such as ice fishing. Despite temperatures of -10 degrees (allowing for construction of ice palaces) – Thousand of humanity around the world participates.
The Colombian city of Bogota located 700km enjoy a series of events including parades and folk dances to the rhythm. Declared by UNESCO as part of oral and intangible heritage of humanity, the event is the highlight on the Saturday before Lent, the beating of Flowers.
Known as Fasnacht, the Carnival begins with months before the Grey Wednesday and takes place 72 hours. All lights are extinguished and several masked groups parading with lanterns through the city center accompanied by flute and drum music.