Crazy and Wonderful Photos from Carnivals Around the World 2015

Dancers attend the Carnival parade in Nice

This week, people from all around the world celebrated the conclusion of Carnival and the start of the fasting period before Easter. This weekend the largest and most famous carnival took place in Rio deJaneiro, Brazil. Photographs of carnivals around the world are collected here, including images from Spain, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, France, and more.

People wait for the start of the Carnival parade in Gijon

Children dressed as Pierrot dance around flares during the Rondeau at the Carnival event in Binche

Revellers wearing masks perform during a parade at the carnival festivities, in Portugal's northeastern village of Podence

Reveller performs after covering himself with mud from the Redinha mangrove swamps as he celebrates Carnival at the annual block party known as "Os Cao" in Redinha in Rio Grande do Norte state

Revellers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest

Revellers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest

Gille of Binche throws an orange while taking part in the parade during the carnival event in Binche

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in Spain's northwestern village of Laza

Gilles of Binche parade during the carnival event in Binche

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome

Ziripot, a traditional figure stuffed with straw, takes part in carnival celebrations in Lantz

Revellers participate in a flour fight during the "O Entroido" festival in Spain's northwestern village of Laza

Carnival revellers wearing wooden masks walk as they parade during carnival festivities, in Portugal's northwestern village of Lazarim

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea

People cover a man with snow during a snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City

A reveller dressed as a "Diablo de Luzon" (Luzon Devil) sits next to others dressed as Mascaritas" during carnival celebrations in Luzon

A girl jumps over the fire during the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid

Carnival revellers dressed up as mourners take part in the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid

People burn the Pust effigy at the end of the Pust carnival in Cerknica

A float with giant figures of composer Ludwig van Beethoven and British musician Mick Jagger is paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade in Nice

Sheldon Best is seen in his costume "Once In A Blue Moon" in the captal Port-of-Spain

Source: http://in.reuters.com/
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