2017 carnivals were in full swing.
Throughout the world have the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring.
In today’s edition of photos from various carnivals and parades which were held in recent days across the world.
1. Carnival in Lamego, in Portugal, on February 27, 2017. People wear wooden masks depicting kings, evil spirits, hunters and many who still. (Photo By Octavio Passos):
2. In Rio de Janeiro even dogs wearing carnival outfits, 25 Feb 2017. (Photo By Silvia Izquierdo):
3. The first carnivals appeared in Italy, and the first of them is the carnival of Venice, which is not to be confused. (Photo By Fabrizio Bensch | Reuters):
4. Parade on the Grand canal in Venice, on February 12, 2017. (Photo Marco Bertorello):
5. The first mention of the carnival in Venice belongs to 1094, although the XIII—XIV centuries masks on carnivals were not. (Photo Marco Bertorello):
6. The parade in Mainz, Germany, February 27, 2017. Well, of course not, trolling of Donald trump? (Photo By Thomas Lohnes):
7. In düsseldorf also hosted the carnival, but then trump has depicted with the Statue of Liberty is quite improper. (Photo By Wolfgang Rattay | Reuters):
8. Went to Duesseldorf and Erdogan. (Photo By Patrik Stollarz):
9. The word “carnival” is of Spanish origin, although what it means is debatable. There are suggestions that it comes from the word “ship” (carrus navalis) in many Spanish villages during this holiday drove through the streets of the layout of the ship or boat. By the way, this is Spain. (Photo By Pablo Blazquez Dominguez):
10. The most colorful and the most famous carnivals in the world are, of course, in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo By Raphael Dias):
11. Samba school in Rio de Janeiro are preparing for this event thoroughly: make scenery, platforms, incredible costumes. (Photo By Raphael Dias):
12. In Spain, the costumes are simpler, but also fun in the cities, 26 Feb 2017. (Photo By Miguel Vidal | Reuters):
13. Cheap suits can also be creative. Friends in the Northern Spanish village of Navarra, February 27, 2017. (Photo By Ander Gillenea):
14. Large-scale carnival in nice, France, February 11, 2017. (Photo By Eric Gaillard | Reuters):
15. Witch on a broom, Germany, February 25, 2017. (Photo Michael Probst):
16. Wonderful dragon. In scale it is clear that it is Rio de Janeiro. (Photo By Mauro Pimentel):
17. Angel of the carnival in Venice, February 19, 2017. (Photo By Alberto Between Pizzoli):
18. Girls at the carnival in Bolivia, 25 Feb 2017. (Photo By David Mercado | Reuters):
19. And this is Germany. (Photo Michael Probst):
20. Carnival in Haiti, 19 Feb 2017. (Photo Hector Retamal):
In Russia today compete with Western ideas is Carnival. It originates from the ancient old celebration of winter, and with the advent of Christianity marks the beginning of lent, as well as carnivals. The difference from European festivals are the main attributes of the carnival: if Western neighbors increasingly turning to the medieval tradition, in Russia, to the Gentile, and the holiday is accompanied by various amusements, sleigh rides, lots of food, fist fights and the burning of effigies.
21. Carnival in the North-East of Portugal, on 26 February 2017. (Photo By Octavio Passos):
22. Agricultural carnival in the Spanish village, 25 Feb 2017. (Photo By Susana Vera | Reuters):
23. This outfit is called “Casino Royale”, and the carnival held in the Canary Islands, on 24 February 2017. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):
Well, the few remaining pictures will be from Brazil, still the most colorful events are held there.
24. Carnival procession in Rio de Janeiro, February 27, 2017. (Photo By Pilar Olivares | Reuters):
25. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, February 27, 2017. (Photo Yasuyoshi Chiba):
26. Sambódromo da marquês de sapucaí street in Rio de Janeiro, designed to hold street processions, carnivals, Samba and other large-scale operations. Established in 1984. The construction is a fenced 700-meter street, on both sides of which are stands for spectators. (Photo By Leo Correa):
27. Rio de Janeiro, February 24, 2017. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):
27. Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 25, 2017. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):
29. Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 25, 2017. (Photo By Paulo Whitaker | Reuters):
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