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Barcelona Carnival 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Carnival events dates on 2019: TBC 28.02.2019 : Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero) 4.3.2019 : Shrove Monday  6.3.2019 : Ash Wednesday Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below. Barcelona, like other big cities in the Christian world, celebrates in the last week before Lent. Barcelona Carnival is mainly a debauchery and gluttony fiesta that is held before the fast. During the seven days of the carnival, it...(read more)
Lucerne Carnival - Lozärner Fasnacht 2019
Where: Luzern, Switzerland
When:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The Lucerne Carnival’s events (Lozärner Fasnacht) are focused on parades. The events preserve tradition from the 15th century which is based on the religious customs of the days before Lent. During the carnival days, Lucerne residents who are usually self-controlled, turn the city to a center of happiness and joy.   Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.    The events start on...(read more)
The Verona Carnival 2019
Where: Verona, Italy
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 2019
Once a year, on the last Friday before Lent fast (different dates) , Verona celebrates its carnival that preserves an ancient tradition of more than 470 years. The event marks the end of epidemic that killed, in 1660, many of Verona's residents in hunger and illness.   Since its end Verona's residents indicate, once a year, the end of the stuffer's period by distribution of Gnocchi to the people.   Gnocchi is a local folk food that is made of mush potatoes and flour, cut into small pieces that are cooked in...(read more)
Malta Carnival 2019
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Friday, March 1, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Once a year, in mid February -  start Mrach traditional carnivals are held in Valletta and Nadur on Gozo Island. Colorful parades take place in the streets. Trucks that carry giant colorful dolls, playing bands, children and adults in costumes create joyful carnival atmosphere.   The central events are held in Valletta. Similar but smaller events are held on the nearby towns and villages. The events in the periphery carry mysteries and gloomy nature.  Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high...(read more)
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)
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)
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)
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