Posted on 17 July 2010.
Everybody loves a good carnival! They are all about having fun and keeping up with tradition at the same time. Different religions and cultures are celebrated all over the world with the help of such festivities.
1. The Carnival of Cultures
This carnival takes place in Berlin and is eagerly awaited by its residents every year. The main purpose of the carnival is to support the existence of the various cultures in the city.
The food includes a variety of cuisines, performances and music. The Carnival of Cultures has gained immense popularity and the number of visitors increases every year!
2. The Fastnacht in Köln
Another German festival, The Fastnacht in Köln is considered to be the busiest and wildest carnival in the country. According to research, it initially took place to ward off unwanted and supernatural spirits with the help of mask. People dress up to come together and have a great time.
3. The Aalborg Carnival
This carnival first took place in 1982 when the people of the city realized that they needed to host a festival as well and keep up with the joneses. It is held in May and gets bigger and more widespread every year. The highlights include the Battle of the Bands and the massive parade.
4. The Basel Carnival
The Carnival of Basel goes on for three consecutive days and the festivities support democratic rule. The people of Switzerland love these three days and spend all their time at the festival in their outstanding costumes. The lanterns are especially stunning and confetti is thrown about endlessly!
5. The Winter Carnival
This one is held in Quebec and because the winters are particularly biting in the country, the citizens felt that the season needed some color and so, the carnival was born. The food is delicious and the ice-sculptures are captivating, to say the least. Caribou is the signature beverage of this festival.