Carnival-like parades have taken place in Israel and the West Bank for the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Thousands of spectators packed into Sydney’s city centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 for the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.
At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri
Revellers in Germany’s carnival strongholds of Cologne and Mainz celebrate Rose Monday, the highlight of the so- called fifth season.
Angela Merkel, Brexit and President Trump have been the butt of people’s jokes on the penultimate day of Germany’s carnival season.
Segolène Royal, the French environment minister, participated in traditional ‘herring throwning’, the main event at Dunkirk Carnival in northern France.
At least a dozen people have been injured, one seriously, following a float crash at Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival parade.
Rio de Janeiro’s annual samba extravaganza got into full swing on Saturday in typical style.
Dressed as dragons and dancing in the streets, thousands of Haitians celebrated the opening of the country’s Carnival on Sunday (February 19) in the commune of…
Huge crowds have gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice (February 19) to witness one of the Italian city’s carnival highlights – ‘The Flight of the Angel’.
It is one of the most renowned street celebrations in Europe, The Carnival of Viareggio famous for its parades of huge floats.
The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.
Organisers wanted no repetition of the July terrorist massacre when Nice last had an open-air party, so the route was changed and security was extra-tight.
Tens of thousands of people have attended the annual Flower Parade in the Italian Rivera resort of San Remo. More than 300 florally decorated floats
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival
Security has been stepped up in Venice as Carnival celebrations reach their climax. Increased surveillance will surround Tuesday’s final day of
The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the
Cologne entered full party mode on Thursday as police stepped security following a series of robberies and sexual assaults on women over one month
It’s a time of celebration, with parties across the city. But this year’s Women’s Day Carnival in Cologne will take place under heightened security
Hardy Bavarian swimmers brave icy waters for their traditional Danube dip. Around 2,000 people take to the Danube for a wintry swim at the beginning
It is carnival time in Venice. Revellers have been showing off their costumes as part of an annual event, which takes place in the run up to Lent
Carnival season is about to kick off in Germany, a week-long festive binge to dispel the chills of winter, but this year preparations are tinged by