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Carnival 2017 in the World: the best 5 according to ParkinGO

Monday 27 February 2017

Carnival is one of the most important celebrations in the World. Each city and country has its own traditions. We picked up 5 to see at least once in a lifetime!


Carnival 2017 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Carnival 2017 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

You say “Carnival” and the connection with Rio is almost immediate. Rio de Janeiro Carnival is probably the most famous in the worls, thanks to it beautiful costumes and to the joyful feeling that spreads all over the city and the summer weather makes it even more pleasant! Live Rio’s night with ots parades at Sambodromo and samba shows in the streets!

http://www.rio-carnival.net/ (photo: Pixabay)


Cologne Carnival 2017 - Germany

Cologne Carnival 2017 - Germany

It’s seems strange to you to figure out the serious Cologne dressed up for Carnival? Give it a chance: Cologne Carnival is one of the funniest and more celebrated in Europe! Everybody is on the streets to see the parades, especially on “Roses’Monday”, when Carnival is made king. Characters throw out “kamelle” (sweets) during the parades for “children” of all ages: ready to catch your own?

http://blog.koelntourismus.de/ - (photo: Wikipedia)


Gilles de Binche Carnival 2017– Belgium

Gilles de Binche Carnival 2017– Belgium

It was ackowledged by the UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage. The celebration follow ancient and precise rules: the “Gilles”, traditional characters, overrun the town and throw it into caos at the sound of music. The “imaginary society” include salso Arlequins, Peasants and Pierrots.

http://www.belgiumtheplaceto.be/ - (photo: Belgioturismo)


Sitges Carnival 2017 – Spain

Sitges Carnival 2017 – Spain

The celebration recalls medieval traditions: Carnival King takes the town and overrule any social order. It’s time for fun! Carnival parties, masquerades, fireworks and street music. The pintoresque town of Sitges is the perfect scenario for this fairy tale Carnival. The celebrations stop at Ash Wednesday, when King Carnival is imprisoned: it’s the beginning of Lent.

http://www.visitsitges.com/ - (photo: María Alvarez - via Flickr)


Venice Carnival – Italy

Venice Carnival – Italy

Venice Carnival is one of the most important and beloved celebrations in the World: hosted in what many call “the most beautiful city in the world”, Venice Carnival is pure magic. During the competion for the most beautiful character, you’ll have the opportunity to see incredible costumes: let’s be part of it and live Venice Carnival in disguise!

http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/en/events-list/

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