International Carnivals 2015

Carnival is a festive season which celebrates grandly on worldwide, but mainly celebrated on western countries. In these carnivals there are different events held at different times. These carnivals are celebrated before lent; these are usually celebrated on “11month, 11day” at “11hours, 11minutes”. The main events will be held on February. Carnival is a Public festival in this it has street plays, road shows, circus and many other events.

In ancient times these carnivals are celebrated for 40 days. But now it’s been reduced to 4 weeks. These festivals are celebrated before the formers harvest. Carnival is religiously celebrated at catholic areas. There are different names of carnivals celebrated in different countries.

  • Africa- Mindelo
  • Goa- Intruz(Goa Carnival)
  • Sambalpur- Sitalsasthi Carnival
  • Belgium- Carnival of Binche
  • Brazil – Samba

These carnivals are the colorful festivals, on this day there are fireworks, masks, costumes and parade. In Rome the carnival is celebrated as rider less horse races. In some countries these carnivals are celebrated in islands with catholic features.

In these carnivals there are night parties and night shows are held. The main reason to celebrate carnivals, before lent period according to liturgical church calendar duration of six weeks straight before Easter, was pointed as for fasting not to do any other celebrations or practices and stop eating of delicious and rich foods like meat, sugar etc.
The lent is about 40 days; these 40 days are the recalling of “Gospel accounts” that Jesus Spent in the darkness. So on these 40 days they serve to point as an annual turning time. So on before of lent period all the rich food has been disposed. So to serve this large amount of rich food in a giant parties and with a whole community is the origin for the carnivals.

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

29th January - 9 February, 2016

Nice Carnival

Nice Carnival

12th February to 28th February 2016

Brazil Carnival

Brazil Carnival

05 February - 09 February, 2016

Dominica Carnival

Dominica Carnival

February 8th - 9th, 2016

Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival

February 8th - 9th, 2016

Atlanta Carnival

Atlanta Carnival

May 23rd, 2015

Antigua Carnival

Antigua Carnival

July 27th - August 5th, 2015

Nice Carnival

Grenada Carnival

10th - 12th August 2015

Nice Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

30th - 31st August 2015

Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

February 13th - February 18th, 2015