Top 5 Carnivals of the World: Hello, Everyone Today I am going to share some interesting facts on The Top Five Carnivals of the World. The Carnival season is fast approaching with so many celebrations across the world it is linked to the Christian festival of Easter, Ash Wednesday is the hook for a number of the events as people party like crazy ahead of the period of Lent.
You will find the biggest number of the celebrations which is taking place in the parts of the world with an active Catholic church, and today the parties associated with the Lent and Easter have grown into both huge tourist and the local attractions. Here are The Top Five Carnivals of the World.
Top 5 Carnivals of the World
1. Canada, Quebec, (January 30 to February 15, 2015)
The French-Canadian city of the Quebec which hosts the third largest carnival celebration in the world, despite the cold of the winter months. The Canadians are celebrated their Lent-related festival well before the rest of the world, so you should book ahead for the year 2015, as this year’s jaunt finishes this weekend on February 16. There are plenty of the outdoor events to enjoy from the ice skating to dog-sledding, as well as the parades, masked balls and also the ice sculpting competitions.
2. United Kingdom, London, (August 24 to 25, 2014)
The Noting Hill carnival which owes nothing at all to the religious link of the other carnivals. However, it boasts the Europe’s biggest street parties which take place over in the month of August bank holiday weekend each year. Just west of the central area of the London, you will find the street parades, sound systems and a huge range of the food and drink options as the Afro-Caribbean communities which celebrate to the sound of salsa, reggae, dub and thesoca.
3. India, Goa, (March 1 to March 4, 2014)
Goa is the only place in the India to hold such an event, in the history of which goes back to the days of the Portuguese colonial rule. Expect a riot of noise, processions of the highly decorated floats, colour bombs of powder and water, flowers in the every colour imaginable and the bright costumes, all culminating with the crowning of the King of Chaos or the King Momo who is in control of the partying. With the guaranteed winter sun, this makes a superb way to up the experience factor on a holiday to Goa.
4. Brazil – Rio de Janeiro – (February 28 to March 4, 2014)
Probably the most famous carnival in the world, which is dates back as far as in the 17th century, when the processions took place to celebrate the crowning of the Portuguese monarch John IV who ruled the country.
Today the carnival in the Rio de Janeiro which attracts upward of the 5million people to several days of the parades known as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The finale of this extravagant and the lavish event is the flamboyant late-night parades through the Sambodromo, where the various samba schools that make up the sections of the huge parade which are judged to find the winners each year.
5. Canary Islands – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – (February 23 to March 9, 2014)
It is the largest of all the carnivals and the fiestas in Spain which takes place on the Tenerife, the most popular cheap holiday destination in the Canary Islands. It is originating back to the 18th century, this is a huge event for the Tenerifstas and it is centred on the capital in the north east of the island. All-night parades and the parties continue for up to a week and in eachyear,there is a theme – this year it is cartoons. The finale is the funeral and the burial of the sardine, a giant papier mâché fish.
So, these are The Top Five Carnivals of the World. Every Carnival has its own beauty, presentation, Eye catching and the excitement to take part in this. If any Queries or Questions is persist then please feel free to comment your view points.