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Devil's Carnival (La Diablada) 2019
Where: Oruro, Bolivia
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - Monday, March 4, 2019
Devil's Carnival or in its local name La Diablada, is held once a year  in Oruru, a mountain silver mining town, which is located 3,710 meters high above sea level, approximately 230 km south to the capital La Paz. The central motive of the carnival is the figure of the devil. The celebrators who combine Indian pagan habits with Christian habits create a marvelous authentic mixture of dance, music, tempo, clothing and color. The dance of the celebrators in the holiday parade helps the Virgen del Sovacón to drive away the...(read more)
The Bull Carnival (Carnaval del Toro) 2019
Where: Ciudad Real, Spain
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The little quite town Ciudad Rodrigo which is located in Salamanca region in west Spain, holds, once a year, a traditional bullfight. The carnival is varied from the other traditional carnivals which take place prior to Easter, and is known as one of the ancient carnivals of its kind in Spain. The carnival starts on the last Friday before Lent. Here, the same as in Pamplona, Ciudad residents free tens of angry bulls that chase the youngsters through the city streets up to the city square. The city square is surrounded by fences and...(read more)
Barranquilla Carnival 2019
Where: Barranquilla, Colombia
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Barranquilla Carnival takes the city residents and its guests to a 4 days of music and Salsa dancing. On October the city residents picked the carnival's queen, in order to give her enough time to prepare herself for the carnival that takes place in February.   The king, Momo, who is a very important character of the carnival is picked in the beginning of the celebration. During the Saturdays of January (a month earlier) lot of rehearsal of the music, dancing and parades are taking place on the city streets. Due to the...(read more)
Ivrea Carnival The Orange Fights 2019
Where: Ivrea, Italy
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The traditional orange fight of Ivrea preserves an ancient tradition that started in the middle of the 19 century as an inspiration of a similar event that took place in the Middle-Ages. In the orange fight the celebrators throw juicy fresh oranges on one another.   According to the local history, in the Middle-Ages, beans were thrown by the participants in the street fights. Twice a year, the feudal lord used to donate a pot with beans to the poor tenants families.   The handout was very humiliated as the beans were...(read more)
Goa Carnival 2019
Where: Goa, India
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Goa Carnival is based on the Christian tradition that was brought to Goa in 1510 by the Portuguese. This is the local version of the carnival which is celebrated worldwide before Mardi Gras. The Goa Carnival is celebrated, every year, for four days (Saturday to Tuesday). The celebration starts on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. In Christianity it is the first day of fasting out of 40 fasting/ avoidance meat days before Easter. The carnival events combine fiestas of diverse cultures, religions and beliefs. Various streets shows take place...(read more)
Santiago de Compostela carnival - (O Antroido) 2019
Where: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomy Galicia in North West Spain. The city preserves an ancient tradition of a festive carnival. During the carnival days, the city is filled with thousands celebrators wearing fancy cloths and colored masks waiting for the two holiday parades.   On Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the first holiday parade takes place. This is a big parade that includes brass bands, groups of dancers, jugglers and actors who perform while in motion on floats. On Ash Wednesday, the day that ends the...(read more)
Paraty's (Brazil) Mud Carnival - Bloco da Lama 2019
Where: Parati, Brazil
When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
Once a year, when the great Rio De Janeiro carnival takes place, the coastal town Paraty which is located 250 km south west to Rio, holds a unique carnival. In Paraty's Mud Carnival - (Portuguese: Bloco da lama) the costumes that its participants wear is black sticky mud which is smeared on their bodies. The carnival preserves the ancient local tradition when the Indians smeared their bodies with black mud for medical reasons, and held ritual ceremonies in order to bring cure to the ill. In contrary to Rio carnival where...(read more)
Binche carnival 2019
Where: Binche, Belgium
When:  Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The city Binche which is located south to Brussels holds, yearly, an annual carnival during the three days before Lent. The carnival attracts thousands of locals and tourists. The event that started in the middle Ages, on the 14th century, is known nowadays as one of the famous street carnivals in Europe. Thousands of people wear special cloths with giant hates participate in the parades along the city's streets. Shrove Sunday marks the official start of the events. The coffee houses and the streets fill with thousands of disguised...(read more)
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