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Festival of Saint Medir (Feste de Sant Medir) 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When:  Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019
Since the 16th century, for more than four hundred years, the Festival of Saint Medir (Feste de Sant Medir) is celebrated in Barcelona on the 3rd of March. The main event of the festival is a parade with wind instruments bands, clowns, jugglers and colorful carriages driven by representatives of the thirty suburbs of the city dressed in traditional cloth and carry flags. During their march, the carriages' passengers throw candies on the watching crowd. The parade ends in spectacular colorful fireworks show which paints...(read more)
Rijeka Carnival Children Parade 2019
Where: Rijeka, Croatia
When:  Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019
The children carnival in Rijeka is held, once a year, near the international carnival's dates. More than 4,000 pupils from schools all over the country participate in the parade.   The children are gather in groups, they wear colored cloths and dance in a colorful parade along the city's streets according to the brasses' tempo.   Thousands of local and tourists watch and enjoy the children performance.   Reserve now your hotel in Rijeka Attractive and lowest prices, suited for all...(read more)
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2019
Where: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
When:  Monday, March 4, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
One of the most significant and beautiful carnivals of the Caribbean is definitely the annual carnival of Trinidad & Tobago. The preparations start long before the carnival's start. The carnival is a happy folklore event, but beside, it is a competitive event. Various groups compete on the first place in various categories like; the queen of the carnival, the Calypsos and Soca queens and kings, etc...  Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check...(read more)
Basel Fasnacht 2019
Where: Basel, Switzerland
When:  Monday, March 11, 2019 - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Every year, for almost 700 years, thousands of Basel residents gather at the town square on the freezing weather waiting for 04:00 o'clock. At this time 4 rings of the city clock announce the beginning of the carnival that lasts three days.   Basel Fasnacht lasts exactly three days from 4.00 a.m. on Monday morning to 4.00 a.m. on Thursday.   It is always held in the week after Ash Wednesday. Most of the carnival events take place in the city center. The carnival symbols the wish to expel the winter.   Due to...(read more)
Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi 2019
Where: Galaxidi, Greece
When:  Monday, March 11, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019
The little harbor town, Galaxidi (Γαλαξίδι), is located on the south central part of Greece, north to the Peloponess.   The city is covered, every year, with more than 1.5 ton of colored flour which is thrown on the locales and the mass of tourists who attend the most insane battle.   The traditional flour battle symbols the end of the carnivals' period. The historic legacy and the causes to this fights are unknown. According to local tradition, in the 19th century, when...(read more)
Gualeguaychu Carnival 2019
Where: Gualeguaychu, Argentina
When:  2019 - January: 5, 12, 19 , 26 .February: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 2 March.  - Estimated date !
Carnival Gualeguaychú which is celebrated every year in Argentina is known as one of the greatest carnivals in the world. The Argentineans treat it as the most important carnival in their country.   In the colorful carnival, that is held in Gualeguaychú in Entre Rios region, Samba competitions are held. The competitions are very similar to those of the carnival of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Four groups of hundred dancers participate in the competitions.    The dancers of the winner group are crown as the...(read more)
Havana Carnival
Where: Havana, Cuba
When:  Each weekend during July and August
Havana's Carnival, the most ancient popular celebration of this city since the end of Spanish colonialism will be celebrated each weekend during July and August . It will revived the old dancing groups, competitions, children's carnival and the Chinese traditions, an important component in Cuban ethnicity, according to the organizers. New dancing groups, such as the University Student Federation (FEU), La Giraldilla and Los Guaracheros de Regla, will appear with traditional sets like La Sultana, Los Componedores de batea, El Alacran, La...(read more)
Neapolis (Thessaloniki) carnival
Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
When:  Start in mid January till mid February (various dates)
The Thessaloniki's carnival festivities start in mid January and last till mid February (various dates). The carnival ends with the burning at the stake of the King of Carnival and a big parade of floats and costumed groups. The festivals attracts mass of crowd, locals and tourist. The city hotels are fully booked hence it is recommended to make a room's reservation in order to find a room in a reasonable price. The carnival has two main events: The Tsiknopempti is celebrated in the second Thursday of the carnival. It is a meat eating event (...(read more)
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