Carnaval.com is working overtime to deliver an updated site in time for 24Feb 2004 Carnavals. As you've come to expect, there is just more updating to do every year.
The Vera Cruz Mexico section, rather neglected will expand considerably along with a greater section for Carnavals in Mexico.
Our fast growing foto section will soon top 5,000 fotos with most being devoted to Carnival. We are close to beginning a the transition to a new forum site which will be indexable by google and the other search engines as well as hopefully encourage more updating from knowledgeable sources.
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but with a special emphasis on nine cities (the 5 pre-lenten
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Carnaval.com since 1996 has promoted the great annual
people's celebrations throughout the world but with a special emphasis on nine cities (the 5 pre-lenten spectaculars,Rio, Salvador. Trinidad ,New Orleans& Vera Cruz, MX
, and multicultural summer extravaganzas inSan Francisco , Toronto, London & New York
. We believe this is how the work of
Carnival organizations ( www.carnivalcities.com
South America Rio Brazil ||Argentina
Caribbean US Virgin Islands
Central America MEXICO Veracruz || Mazatlan|| Cozumel ||
North America New Orleans: Sneak | Road| Free Show ||
Oceana Philippines ||
Venice, Italy|| Valencia, Spain ||
Rio Carnaval Brazil
|by © Rowena Hilton|
Australian Rowena Hilton was apparently, like many
before her, so taken with her first Brazilian Carnaval experience and the
Carnival spirit she set out to start Australia’s "first Carnival" ("a
parade down the Bourke Street Mall and will feature the 'footy-kick dance' to
didgeridoo music") which would of course be news to
mardigras.org.au/ 2004 ( February 6 to March 6 ) The largest gay lesibian Carnival in the world with over 100 events during a four week period from the Classic Diva Dionne Warwick to the Dykes on Bikes Bike and Tattoo show, to the biathlon to Pam Am, to old favourites like Tina C and The Great Debate
Baby It's Cold Outside
"Once at the Piazza San Marco we forgot about being chilly and lost ourselves in the crowds. We scurried around like paparazzi snapping photos of the gorgeous costumed characters posing among the merrymakers.
|by: © Jacqueline Harmon|
|Butler 2003 Visit wildwritingwomen.com/JHB/ for more information on Jacqueline and the Wild Writing Women.|
"We bought some Fritole and
Galani, the delicious treats available only during Carnevale. Fritole are little
round balls with small pieces of dried fruit and pine nuts inside, fried then
abundantly sprinkled with granulated sugar. Galani are fried strips of sweet
dough, lavishly dusted with powdered sugar. We washed them down with hot spiced
wine. ">> read the article
the Battles of the
"A red hat is the symbol of liberty, and a sign of the carnival, everyone is supposed to wear one...and if anyone is guilty of not wearing it is considered an enemy, and quickly becomes the target of the carnival police, who punish the culprits with some well aimed oranges. Yikes!
"Of course there is more to the carnival than the battle of the oranges.
Life is not what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.
|by Silvia Corradin|
A young newly married woman of Ivrea's high society volunteers to be cheered at as the heroine. Introduced in the Carnival's celebration in 1858, she's impersonating "Violetta", the *Star* of the entire celebration. Violetta is called "mugnaia", meaning "miller". She gets to dress in white, be revered, and tour the city on a coach, throwing candies and mimosa posies by the thousand to the spectators">> read the articleWhere and When:Ivrea (Italy) Carnival happens in early January and lasts for 5 days
But all that changes on the August bank holiday weekend as the Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's largest street party and second only in the world to Rio's Carnaval - swings and sways its way into W11. >> read the article
’m sitting in a small cafe just off the Place Royale in Old Quebec sipping delicious cafe au lait and munching on a flaky croissant as snowflakes settle gently on the gathered snow mounds outside the door. The sub-freezing air outside frosts the cafe window and the wind blows in crisp gusts. Giant icicles hang from the eaves of centuries-old buildings along the narrow street. It’s February--Carnaval time in Quebec. >> read the article
|New Orleans Mardi Gras
Where and When: New Orleans Mardi Gras runs for two weeks culminating on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
|Mardi Gras Sneak Preview
You can't use most public rest rooms unless you are a paying customer, and if you guys use a doorway you may get your a** carted off to jail so think twice. I have fun hosing idiots who use my door as a urinal . Be considerate.
Not to be too negative, the parades are beautiful a3nd catching beads is fun. You can buy some down here (or order on the web) to throw yourself but mainly you will want to stand on St. Charles or Canal where the parades pass to catch your own. There is no rule to expose yourself, that has become mainly a tourist exploitation, we locals don't usually waste our time unless we are strippers who often get hired to do so on Bourbon Street balconies.>> read the article
|The Road to N'awlens
"We walked to the French Quarter, and were immediately greeted by hordes of drunken co-eds. Representing all walks of life, and every region of the country, young and old revelers crammed into the numerous bars and restaurants. The bartender leaned toward us with a wide smile and yelled over the boisterous crowd, "Welcome to N' awlens...ya'll are in for the experience of a lifetime.">>read the article
|Mardi Gras - The Greatest Free Show on
"Spending time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, even for just a few days, is an experience you'll never forget. There's a craziness in the air as most of the city shuts down to celebrate during the last two weeks before Lent. This is no small time affair. Over 40,000 people in the greater New Orleans area are directly involved in Mardi Gras parades, each spending an average of $200.
Mardi Gras is as much a part of New Orleans as jazz and gumbo"
|US Virgin Islands Caribbean|
It's Carnival Baby! That translates into a month long Hol-i-day for all people of St. Thomas. Carnival comes every April to this Virgin Island and with it are all the sights and sounds that comprise the Super Bowl of Caribbean Culture.
Las Fallas Spain
Las Fallas de Valencia:
Where and When:Las Fallas is celebrated each year beginning the first Sunday of March to commemorate St. Joseph's Day, the Patron Saint of Carpenters, in the Spanish city of Valencia.
“the Ati-Atihan, the celebrated Filipino Mardi Gras that marks both thanksgiving and the anniversary of the purchase of the island Panay by Malaysian immigrants from the indigenous Ati tribespeople. Every year, hundreds of thousands of revellers flock to help throw one of the planet's most exhilarating street parties, and find themselves being smeared with mud for their trouble.” >> read the article
Where and When: The Ati-Atihan takes place at Kalibo on the Philipine Island of Panay and is celebrated every January 14 to 16
|Mardi Gras the Philippine Style
Cozumel is well known as one of the premier diving destinations in the world. But many do not know that Carnival Week on Cozumel is one of the most colorful and biggest celebrations in Mexico. It is a week of parades, dance, costumes, music and street carnivals. >> read the article
|Carnaval Time in Mazatlán
|Veracruz Lives for Carnaval