2020 Carnival Celebrations Around the World - In Pictures

World | Reuters | February 27, 2020, 8:38 am
Pocket
X
1/ 40
 A costumed participant performs during the flower parade of the 136th edition of the Nice carnival. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A costumed participant performs during the flower parade of the 136th edition of the Nice carnival. (Image: AP)

X
2/ 40
 People wearing carnival costumes and masks gather in St. Mark's Square during carnival celebrations in Venice, Italy. (Image: AP)
Pocket

People wearing carnival costumes and masks gather in St. Mark's Square during carnival celebrations in Venice, Italy. (Image: AP)

X
3/ 40
 A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
4/ 40
 Skiers take part in the Skicolor event where they are sprayed with biodegradable color powders as part of carnival celebrations in the alpine resort of La Tzoumaz, Switzerland. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Skiers take part in the Skicolor event where they are sprayed with biodegradable color powders as part of carnival celebrations in the alpine resort of La Tzoumaz, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

X
5/ 40
 Participants dressed as the traditional carnival characters Zaku Zaharrak or old sack, in Basque language, pose while taking part in a carnival parade in the small Pyrenean village of Lesaka, northern Spain. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Participants dressed as the traditional carnival characters Zaku Zaharrak or old sack, in Basque language, pose while taking part in a carnival parade in the small Pyrenean village of Lesaka, northern Spain. (Image: AP)

X
6/ 40
 Momotxorros take part in the carnival, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Momotxorros take part in the carnival, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)

X
7/ 40
 Transgender godmother Camila Prins from Colorado do Bras samba school performs during a Carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Transgender godmother Camila Prins from Colorado do Bras samba school performs during a Carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
8/ 40
 Venetians row during the masquerade parade on the Grand Canal during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
Pocket

Venetians row during the masquerade parade on the Grand Canal during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

X
9/ 40
 A man wearing a busho mask and sheep fur costume stands in a courtyard in Mohacs, Hungary. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A man wearing a busho mask and sheep fur costume stands in a courtyard in Mohacs, Hungary. (Image: AP)

X
10/ 40
 A child in costume plays at Altamira Plaza during carnival in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A child in costume plays at Altamira Plaza during carnival in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)

X
11/ 40
 A satiric carnival float depicting US President Donald Trump as horror clown Pennywise is pictured during a preview in a hall in Cologne, Germany. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A satiric carnival float depicting US President Donald Trump as horror clown Pennywise is pictured during a preview in a hall in Cologne, Germany. (Image: AP)

X
12/ 40
 Dancers perform in the traditional
Pocket

Dancers perform in the traditional "Tobas Central" dance during Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia. (Image: AP)

X
13/ 40
 A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
14/ 40
 A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
15/ 40
 A carnival float depicts a burning kangaroo, reading 'Australia is everywhere' during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A carnival float depicts a burning kangaroo, reading 'Australia is everywhere' during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)

X
16/ 40
 Youngsters dressed up with traditional costumes arrive to perform during the annual carnival near the Grand Place in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Youngsters dressed up with traditional costumes arrive to perform during the annual carnival near the Grand Place in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)

X
17/ 40
 A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
18/ 40
 A young 'Gilles of Binche' throws an orange during a traditional carnival parade in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A young 'Gilles of Binche' throws an orange during a traditional carnival parade in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)

X
19/ 40
 Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from the Beija Flor samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from the Beija Flor samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
20/ 40
 A man in costume arrives at Altamira Plaza during carnival in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A man in costume arrives at Altamira Plaza during carnival in Caracas, Venezuela. (Image: AP)

X
21/ 40
 Costumed revelers arrive by boat crossing the River Danube for the Busho parade in Mohacs, Hungary on the closing day of the carnival. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Costumed revelers arrive by boat crossing the River Danube for the Busho parade in Mohacs, Hungary on the closing day of the carnival. (Image: AP)

X
22/ 40
 A reveler dressed in Spider-Man costume strikes a pose at the Ceu na Terra or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A reveler dressed in Spider-Man costume strikes a pose at the Ceu na Terra or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
23/ 40
 A woman poses with her dog Kiara during the Blocao dog Carnival parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A woman poses with her dog Kiara during the Blocao dog Carnival parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
24/ 40
 A traditional
Pocket

A traditional "Morenada" dancer looks out from behind his mask during a Carnival performance, in Oruro, Bolivia. (Image: AP)

X
25/ 40
 Dancers from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Dancers from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo. (Image: AP)

X
26/ 40
 Skiers take part in the Skicolor event where they are sprayed with biodegradable color powders as part of carnival celebrations in the alpine resort of La Tzoumaz, Switzerland. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Skiers take part in the Skicolor event where they are sprayed with biodegradable color powders as part of carnival celebrations in the alpine resort of La Tzoumaz, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

X
27/ 40
 Participant dressed as the traditional carnival characters Zaku Zaharrak or old sack, in Basque language, prepares to takes part in a carnival parade in the small Pyrenean village of Lesaka, northern Spain. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Participant dressed as the traditional carnival characters Zaku Zaharrak or old sack, in Basque language, prepares to takes part in a carnival parade in the small Pyrenean village of Lesaka, northern Spain. (Image: AP)

X
28/ 40
 A reveler in costume strikes a pose during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival
Pocket

A reveler in costume strikes a pose during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
29/ 40
 A Russian tourist dons both a carnival mask and a protective face mask as he visits St. Mark's square Venice, Italy. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A Russian tourist dons both a carnival mask and a protective face mask as he visits St. Mark's square Venice, Italy. (Image: AP)

X
30/ 40
 A dog dressed for carnival participates in the 'Blocao' dog carnival parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A dog dressed for carnival participates in the 'Blocao' dog carnival parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
31/ 40
 A carnival float depicts US President Donald Trump holding hands with Iran's President Hassan Rohani during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A carnival float depicts US President Donald Trump holding hands with Iran's President Hassan Rohani during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)

X
32/ 40
 A man dressed as 'Gilles of Binche' performs with others at the Grand Place before picking up their jubilee medals at the City Hall during a traditional carnival in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A man dressed as 'Gilles of Binche' performs with others at the Grand Place before picking up their jubilee medals at the City Hall during a traditional carnival in Binche, Belgium. (Image: AP)

X
33/ 40
 Momotxorros take part in the carnival, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Momotxorros take part in the carnival, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)

X
34/ 40
 Drum queen Viviane Araujo from the Salgueiro samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

Drum queen Viviane Araujo from the Salgueiro samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
35/ 40
 A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

X
36/ 40
 A carnival float depicts a carnival virus laughing at a corona virus during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A carnival float depicts a carnival virus laughing at a corona virus during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Image: AP)

X
37/ 40
 A boy is drenched with water as he celebrates Carnival in the streets of Curiepe, Venezuela. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A boy is drenched with water as he celebrates Carnival in the streets of Curiepe, Venezuela. (Image: AP)

X
38/ 40
 A figure depicting US President Donald Trump as Emperor Nero is part of the traditional carnival parade in Mainz, Germany. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A figure depicting US President Donald Trump as Emperor Nero is part of the traditional carnival parade in Mainz, Germany. (Image: AP)

X
39/ 40
 A 'Momotxorro' prepares to take part in the carnival wearing a typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)
Pocket

A 'Momotxorro' prepares to take part in the carnival wearing a typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain. (Image: AP)

X
40/ 40
 Masked revellers take part in a carnival procession through the south-western North Macedonian village of Vevcani. (Image: AFP)
Pocket

Masked revellers take part in a carnival procession through the south-western North Macedonian village of Vevcani. (Image: AFP)

Top Galleries

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results