The brightest holidays of different countries with the gorgeous Uma Thurman
  [caption id="attachment_3839" align="alignleft" width="300"] SONY DSC[/caption] In Milan the presentation of the 2014 Campari Calendar, dedicated to the most bright and colorful holidays around the world. The heroine of…

Continue reading →

Where are the best alcoholic festivals in the world
Today, there are a number of festivals spirits, which are held around the world. Each festival has its own interesting and has a unique atmosphere that attracts many people wishing…

Continue reading →

Carnivals

 

Carnival 2011 season is nearing its end. All over the world are the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring. For almost a month across Europe and America held various parades and festivals. Culminated in the largest and most famous carnival is the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Celebrations in Rio will continue until March 8.

In today’s edition you will see the most colorful photographs from the carnival . who took the last few weeks around the world.

Dancers backstage before the carnival in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, March 4, 2011. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):

This costume is called “one Hundred years of history” and made by Spanish designer Leo Martinez. The dancer was chosen Queen of the annual contest, held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, March 2, 2011. (Photo By Santiago Ferrero | Reuters):

A dog in a costume parade in the French quarter of New Orleans, February 27, 2011. Photo by Gerald Herbert | AP):

The actor in costume of harlequin’s carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 5, 2011. (Photo By Jose Miguel Gomez | Reuters):

Carnival masks of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2011. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

“Mud” parade in Paraty, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd | AP):

A rare treat — Lovin ‘ in the mud “Mud” parade in Paraty, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd | AP):

Annual parade of sexual minorities in Sydney, Australia, March 5, 2011. (Photo By Mark Metcalfe | Getty Images):

Drag Queens (Drag queens) — participants who dress up in clothing of the opposite sex. They are not necessarily representatives of sexual minorities or transgender. The race on the famous beach Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia, March 4, 2011. (Photo By Tim Wimborne | Reuters):

Artists on carnival wagon in the parade of sexual minorities in Sydney, Australia, March 5, 2011.(Photo by GREG WOOD | AFP):

Dancers at carnival in Oruro, Bolivia, Saturday, March 5, 2011. (Photo by Juan Karita | AP):

Towards a cart with carnival carnival King burning plane flies, Greece, March 6, 2011. The burning of the King marks the end of carnival season and the beginning of the 40 days of lent, which lasts until Easter. (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI | AFP):

Upstairs carnival carts dancer Samba school Vai-Vai, parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by MAURICIO LIMA | AFP):

Extravagant costumes of the participants of the traditional carnival in Mohács in southern Hungary, March 6, 2011. During the celebrations, which lasts 6 days, the locals say farewell to winter and celebrate the beginning of lent. According to the legend, in the 16th century these masks helped to banish the invaders-Turks. (Photo By Bernadett Szabo | Reuters):

The traditional “Flight of the angel” — a centuries-old ritual that marks the official beginning of the carnival in Venice, St. Mark’s square, on 27 February 2011. (Photo by Luigi Costantini | AP):

The finals of the annual competition of performers in the genre of “Soca” in Port of Spain, the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, March 5, 2011. (Photo By Andrea De Silva | Reuters):

The waiting is the beginning of the annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo By Ricardo Moraes | Reuters):

The participants of the carnival in Port-AU-Prince, Haiti train on the embankment before the performance, March 6, 2011. Last year, the celebrations were cancelled due to the devastating earthquake on January 12. (Photo By Allison Shelley | Getty Images):

Makeup application for the carnival in Colombia, 6 March 2011. (Photo by Fernando Vergara | AP):

Carnival in Puerto Principe, Haiti, March 6, 2011. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL | AFP):

Party of the carnival in a small port town near Port-AU-Prince, Haiti, February 27, 2011. The local parade is known for his masks made of papier-mache depicting animals or local politicians. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa | AP):

127th nice carnival, France, February 22, 2011. This carnival is one of the oldest in the world and represents the two-week celebration filled with colorful parades of giant figures, elegant flower battles and incendiary parties. (Photo by VALERY HACHE | AFP):

Street parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 February 2011. Hundreds of participants are next to the yellow bus with music in the historic district of Santa Teresa. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

The carnival in Oruro, Bolivia is the second most popular in South America, second only to the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 5, 2011. By UNESCO, the annual carnival in the mining town of Oruro recognized as a cultural heritage of humanity. (Photo by AIZAR RALDES | AFP):

Children dressed as the devil at the annual carnival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 6, 2011. (Photo By Eduardo Munoz | Reuters):

King 127-th carnival in nice, France, February 19, 2011. (Photo by Lionel Cironneau | AP):

Finishing touches before the carnival in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, February 25, 2011. (Photo By Borja Suarez | Reuters):

Drummers on parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 6, 2011. (Photo by Andre Penner | AP):

The participants of the Brazilian Samba school Sao Clemente on parade in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo By Sergio Moraes | Reuters):

Carnival show, known as Maracatu, in Pernambuco state, Brazil, March 6, 2011. (Photo By Marcos Michel | Reuters):

Brazilian Samba school Sao Clemente carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

Before the second carnival night in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 5, 2011. (Photo by MAURICIO LIMA | AFP):

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo by Felipe Dana | AP):

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo By Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters):

Carnival night in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 6, 2011. (Photo by MAURICIO LIMA | AFP):

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, March 6, 2011. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters):