Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

• Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Carnivals 2018 are in full swing. In the world held celebrations marking the end of winter and the arrival of spring. In today's photos from various carnivals and parades that took place in recent days around the world.

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The word "carnival" - of Spanish origin, though, what it means - a moot point. There are suggestions that it comes from the word "ship" (carrus navalis) - in many Spanish villages during this holiday drove through the streets of layout of the ship or boat.

This Portugal on February 10, 2018. (Photo by Octavio Passos):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The Carnival of the German-February 12, 2018. (Photo by Steffen Schmidt):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

It is the antithesis of carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Here, on the contrary, instead of basking in the beauty of all the dirt. By the way, the carnival is called - Bloco de Lama (Festival of dirt). Instead of the usual feathers and sequins, go on holiday swamp monsters. (Photo by Nacho Doce):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

In the north of Italy in the city of Ivrea every year local people will hold its traditional mass battle oranges. Such festival performed in the Middle Ages, however, some participants are dressed and respectively - in the armor. (Photo by Miguel Medina):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Citrus battle takes place every year, and according to legend, represents the struggle for freedom and revolt against tyranny. By the way, to take part in the street fighting, thousands of tourists come to oranges. (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Well, hello there. Spain, 11 February 2018. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Cheap suits can also be creative. Spain, February 2018. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The Carnival in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Carnival procession in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 11 February 2018. (Photo by Hector Retamal):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Ibid. (Photo by Hector Retamal):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia February 10, 2018. The dance of devils, among others, included in the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001. One of the main events of the festival are the performance of 48 varieties of folk dances, which lasted three days and three nights. In the festival, there are about 28 and 10 tysyach dancers tysyach musicians combined into 150 groups. (Photo by David Mercado):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia 10 February 2018. (Photo: Juan Karita):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife - the second largest carnival in the world after the famous Carnival, held in Rio de Janeiro. Here is the election of the Queen of the show. The future princess prepare for this for months. And it's a little more - covered with feathers, sequins and jewels suits may have a height of 5 meters and weigh more than 80 kg! (Photo Desiree Martin):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

And what in Russia? Flowering of carnival culture is considered to be the end of the XIX century in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I. He often arranged "closed" masquerades in the Anichkov Palace and attended public festivities. And at that time, costume balls arranged almost everything: high-school students, wives of factory owners, artists and other estates and social groups. Additional interest in carnivals warmed media, publishing materials about the most unusual and beautiful outfits. In the XIX century the carnival tradition in Russia has begun to decline. The so-called Water Carnival in Brazil on February 10, 2018. (Photo Ueslei Marcelino):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

In Russia today compete with Western notions of Mardi Gras. Its beginning it takes the ancient ancient celebration wires winter, but with the advent of Christianity marks the beginning of Lent, as well as carnivals. Unlike European festivals are the main attributes of Carnival: if western neighbors are increasingly turning to a medieval tradition, the Russian pagan, and the feast is accompanied by a variety of fun, sleigh rides, plenty of food, fist fights and burning effigies.

Carnival in Sao Paulo, February 9, 2018. (Photo by Nelson Almeida):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Carnival in Sao Paulo, February 9, 2018. (Photo by Nelson Almeida):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Carnival in Sao Paulo, February 9, 2018. (Photo by Nelson Almeida):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

And we are moving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Silvia Izquierdo):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The most colorful and the most famous carnivals in the world are, of course, in Rio de Janeiro. And the samba schools prepare for the event thoroughly: made scenery, platforms, costumes.

Sambadrome on Sapucaí - street in Rio de Janeiro, designed for street processions, carnival samba and other large-scale activities. Established in 1984. The construction is a 700-meter fenced out on both sides of which are platforms for spectators. (Photo: Carl De Souza):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

The total area of ​​the Sambodromo is 85 thousand sq. M. m, which can accommodate up to 62 thousand. man. Typically carnival lasts 4 overnight from 21.00 until sunrise. The first night at the Sambadrome on Sapucaí are beginners, and more - the most experienced dancers. (Photo by Pilar Olivares):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

During the traditional Brazilian carnival every night on the Sambodromo are 3-4 schools in each of which the number of up to 4 thousand. Man. The total number of school is 12, 8 of which are referred to as elite, and 4 - beginners. During the procession each school tries to portray a certain composition of samba dancing people. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018

Carnival in Mohacs, Hungary, 11 February 2018. Dress up here in lamb skins and wear painted masks with big horns. (Photo: Zsolt Szigetvary):

Colorful carnivals and parades in 2018