The best way to utilize holidays is to plan out a trip. Such trips become blessings to the tourists and visitors when they become part of the world’s top carnivals. There are a number of people to plan out their holiday at such time when they can witness the celebrations of the great carnivals. Here are some of the world’s best carnivals that are famous throughout.
The Nice Carnival takes place at Nice in France. The festival is held every year between 18th February and 18th March. The center point of the carnival is the giant paper mask head. The celebration has much to do with mimicking and somewhat of the nature of a caricature done on the politicians and celebrities. There are over one thousand dancers and musicians who participate in the huge, colorful parades. The most prominent feature of this festival is Promenade des Anglais, the elegant flower parade. This takes place in a superb setting and the arrangements of flowers are such that it cannot be missed.
The carnival takes place in Brazil, at Rio de Janeiro. The festival takes place from March 5 and lasts till March 8, the most important feature being the Samba parade. The Samba parade is the climactic event at the Rio festival which is a defiant display of the Brazilian Bacchanal. The festival organizes a number of balls throughout the city like that of the Gala Guy Ball, which has an air of flamboyance in it being open to all, defining the truly defiant nature of the festival. Street parties are held with music and band.
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is one among the world’s top carnivals, held at Dublin, in Ireland. The festival is there for less than five days. The crowds at the carnival move about in the parade in leprechaun hats. International marching bands, street theatre, and pageantry are included in the parade proceedings. Green is the predominant colour that marks the festival and it is the colour that goes up on the costume, and the hair, along with a good amount of green beer.
The Oruro Carnival, also counting under the list of world’s top carnivals, is held in Oruro in Bolivia and it is held between 4th March and 8th March each year. It is a mining town situated on high altitude lying between Bolivian Salt and La Paz. La Diablada or the Dance of the Devils is the main feature in the festival. The costumes are elaborate. The festival aims at offering tribute to the earth Pachamama and the patron saints of the miners. The festival shows a participation of twenty thousand dancers along with ten thousand musicians dressed in devils’ wear, Andean spirit animals, conquistadores, and Inca characters. The dances are thematic where there is a depiction of the conflict between the good and the evil.