20 Amazing Carnival Pictures From Around The World

20 Amazing Carnival Pictures From Around The World


Image via

Image via imgur

During the weeks before Lent, many countries explode into an orgy of parades, rich foods, brilliantly colored costumes and general chaos. This beaded, feathered, masked, glittery, often drunken celebration is the traditional way to indulge in as many indulgences as possible before the grim six weeks of Lent, which usually involve penance, fasting, self-denial and atonement for one’s sins. The Carnival season is already winding down, but it’s not time for Lent just yet; indulge your Carnival spirit with these 20 gorgeous photos from Brazil, Colombia, Spain and more.

1. A dancer and a giant tiger in Rio de Janeiro.

Image via

Image via imgur

2. Glittering costumes dazzle the crowds.

Image via

Image via imgur

3. Dancers and a drumline on the streets of Rio.

Image via

Image via imgur

4. Many Carnival costumes feature expansive wings.

Image via

Image via imgur

5. A dancer shows off her skulls.

Image via

Image via imgur

6. It’s hard to tell which are more elaborate: the costumes or the floats.

Image via

Image via imgur

7. Ornate headdresses are everywhere during Carnival.

Image via

Image via imgur

8. Confetti is as thick as snow.

Image via

Image via imgur

9. A line of dancers snakes its way through Rio.

Image via

Image via imgur

10. A dancer shows off her gold body paint.

Image via

Image via imgur

11. Straw bears in Central Europe.

Image via imgur/via

Image via imgur/via Reddit

12. Star Wars cantina alien in Switzerland.

Image via

Image via imgur

13. Carnival in Venice.

image via imgur/via

image via imgur/via Reddit

14. A traditional Portuguese Carnival costume.

Image via imgur/via

Image via imgur/via Reddit

15. Death angel in Venice.

Image via imgur/via

Image via imgur/via Reddit

16. A flowery float in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Image via imgur/via

Image via imgur/via Reddit

17. Darth Vader at Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival.

Image via

Image via imgur

18. A crowd of Stormtroopers in Rio.

Image via

Image via imgur

19. A skydiver lands in Rio.

Image via

Image via imgur

20. Revelers in Spain wear sacks full of straw and carry inflated animal bladders.

Image via imgur/via

Image via imgur/via Reddit

 

THE LATEST