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Chasing Carnivals: How the world celebrates spring

Last updated on: March 07, 2018 10:02 IST

The onset of spring is a cause of festivities across the world.

After our celebration of spring with Holi, we take a look at how the rest of the world celebrates.

 

Spring Carnival

Celebrating Weiberfastnacht or the Women's Carnival in Cologne, Germany, which marks the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag" or Rose Monday processions.
Photograph: Thilo Schmuelgen/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

A carnival reveller swings around a long wooden stick during the traditional folklore Narrensprung or fools jump procession on Rose Monday in the Black Forrest town of Rottweil in Germany.
Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

Bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak cross a bridge while performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring during carnival celebrations in Ituren, Spain.
Every area of Spain has its own carnival to bring in spring
.
Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

A reveller kisses a skull as he parades at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

Revellers of the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, Hungary.
Also read: Why the Buso Carnival takes us back to the Lucerne Carnival
Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

Spotted in Saint Mark's Square ahead of the Flight of Angel, part of the Venice Carnival, in Italy.
Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images
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Spring Carnival

The grandeur of the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia.
Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters
.

 

Spring Carnival

Artists perform during the 134th Carnival parade in Nice, France.
Photograph: Jean-Pierre Amet/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

Even superheros love carnivals like this one in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Don't miss: The never-ending parties of Lisbon
Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

The carnival in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, is dubbed the 'greatest show on Earth' because of its spectacular samba parade.
Don't miss: Stunning images from this year's Brazilian carnival!
Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

 

Spring Carnival

Revellers in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece celebrate the traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season with a colourful "flour war"
Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters.
 
Rediff Get Ahead Bureau