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
A waterborne parade of boats carrying cloaked and masked Venetians began the first full day of carnival season on Sunday. The Venice Carnival is
Thousands of revelers have flocked to the Italian city of Venice for the start of one of the world’s oldest carnivals. Macheranda Grand Ball -> 07
Floating, illuminated structures and breathtaking light displays over the famed waterways of Venice marked the opening of the lagoon city’s annual
Venice carnival season has opened in a burst of light, with floating illuminations and light displays marking the start of the annual event
Thousands came out on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital for the biggest party of the year – the annual Harare International Carnival. Sponsored by
The Basel Carnival kicked off on February 23, the first Monday following Ash Wednesday and will go on for three days of colourful festivities. The
Residents of one of Brazil’s most dangerous slums launched a street protest on Monday against a recent increase in violence. They say that at least
It is big, bright, brash – and only in Brazil. The curtain came down on the iconic Rio Carnival on Sunday night with the traditional parade of