The Carnevale di Venezia, an annual festival held in Venice, is famous for its elaborate traditional masks. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday.
It is said that the Carnevale of
In the late 18th century, the French plantation owners in Trinidad and Tobago organized masquerades and balls before enduring the fasting of Lent. The slaves, who could not take part in Carnival, formed their own parallel celebration called Canboulay, which is supposed to be the predecessor of Trinidad and Tobago
Argentina’s most important carnival, El Carnaval del Pais, is celebrated in Gualeguaychú. Popularly known as Gualeguaychú carnival, it is considered as one of the best in the world, together with those of Rio de Janeiro, and Venice. This amazing artistic display has been around for over thirty years. The months
The Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, popularly known as the famous Rio Carnival, is held before Lent every year. It is considered as the biggest carnival in the world, with a crazy gathering of approximately two million people per day on the streets. It is said that the festival is
The Running of the Bulls is a famous festival originated in Spain,which involves running in front of a small group of bulls that have been let loose on the course of a few pre-barricaded streets of a town.
It is said that, the true origin of the run began in the
Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is originally a Mexican festival, where it is a public holiday. It is celebrated throughout Mexico during the first two chilly days of November. It is also celebrated by the people of Mexican ancestry living elsewhere, especially the United States. It
La Tomatina or the tomato fight festival is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain. From the very inception in the year 1945, the festival has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol. It is known
Boryeong is a town about 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea, where the Mud Festival is held every year, during the summer days. It started only in 1998, and by 2007, around 2.2 million people visited Boryeong to attend the festival. Today it has become famous as the Boryeong Mud Festival.
Every year, in the month of July, hundreds of colorful umbrellas float above some selected streets in Agueda, Portugal. When looking up from the ground, it seems that the umbrellas are floating all on their own like colored balloons in the festive sky. Just three years ago the first umbrellas