As the country emerges from recession, leading politicians avoid the weekend's festivities at Rio's Sambadrone
Thousands of performers paraded through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.
Satirical floats featuring Kim Jong Un playing with a nuclear bomb is among the irreverent favourites at this year's Cologne Carnival.
A carnival in northern France has faced criticism from anti-racism campaigners over its use of blackface.
Thousands of masked revellers bask in the winter sun on the last Saturday of carnival.
The Busós are frightening, devil-like creatures who wear horned wooden masks and big sheepskin costumes as they attempt to scare away winter and welcome spring.
Brazil's samba schools gear up for the carnival competition to see who will be crowned 2018 champions.
Monkeys, Theresa May in China, elections in Finland and the Czech Republic, Italy asks the EU to reconsider the new EMA base in Amsterdam and it is
Inspired by an officer at London's Notting Hill Carnival, here's our list of the best dancing policemen.
Tens of thousands of revellers took to the streets of Berlin on Sunday for the city’s annual Carnival of Culture.
While many defied the pouring
At least 15 adults and three children between the ages of two and 14 were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival in Villepinte, north-east of Paris.
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.
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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.