Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Have you ever seen samba dancers? They prepare their customes and decorations throughout the year at the same time that they perfect their technique and performance. This party has been celebrated in South America before Lent for hundreds of years.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Volpin, M. (2011) Rio Carnaval, Sambodromo, Carnival, Brazil, Party. Taken from http://bit.ly/2ly5fFQ

Chinese New Year, China

Have you ever celebrated New Year in mid February? A very ancient culture has observed this very important holiday approximately between middle January to middle February. People disguise with customes, dance and play; they also enjoy fireworks.

Chinese New Year, China

Wiroj (2015) The Lion dance, Chinese New Year, China Town. Taken from http://bit.ly/2mjrbZN

Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland

Have you ever seen a gree river? Particular immigrant communities living in the USA, especially Boston, Chicago and other European countries have commemorated Christianity’s arrival to this country. People have celebrated their culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a lot of green…including rivers dyed in green!

Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland

Sam (2014) Chicago, Chicago River, St Patrick’s day, Dowtown. Taken from http://bit.ly/2meX1qg

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

Have you ever worn a classy costume and an elaborate mask? This stylish, colorful fest has taken place since 1162. Some of the creative and varied masks are identified with their own names and others according to people’s different occupations. The carnival attracts many theaters troupes to participate in it.

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

Steph (2014) Carnival, Venice, Carnival of Venice, Masks, Italy. Taken from http://bit.ly/2m0X4UF

La Tomatina, Buñol, Valencia in Spain

Have you ever played with food? This celebration that takes place on the last Wednesday of August, has attracted many locals and tourists. The fun of this fest is to throw tomatoes to everyone! It seems like the city turns into tomato soup!

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

Sánchez, M. (2008) Tomatina, Buñol, Valencia. Taken from http://bit.ly/2m0RyBe

Day of the Dead, Mexico

Have you ever brought food to the cemetery? One of the most important celebrations of this country is to honor the deceased by bringing food, drinks, candles, pictures, toys and other personal belongings of those who loved ones have died. The most popular symbol of this festivity may be the sugar skulls, which represent death as something natural and even cheerful.

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

Sánchez, M. (2008) Sugar skulls, Culture, Painting, México. Taken from http://bit.ly/2lZsIDx

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