Ten Spectacular Destinations for Carnival and Mardi Gras 2014

Carnival of Venice.

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Diablada en el Carnaval de Oruro

Diablada en el Carnaval de Oruro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Diablada en el Carnaval de Oruro

Diablada en el Carnaval de Oruro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Diablada Ferroviaria in the Carnival ...

English: Diablada Ferroviaria in the Carnival de Oruro, Bolivia. Español: Diablos de la Diablada Ferroviaria de Oruro en el Carnaval de Oruro en Bolivia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnival is celebrated before Lent in many countries around the world in radically different forms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPKKC1vRiB8&feature=fvst.  The word “carnival” is derived from the Latin word carne vale which translates into farewell to meat. On Shrove Tuesday in Britian they make pancakes. In other countries they wear wild costumes with exotic masks and have parades and parties that last for days.

English: Arcangel San Miguel in the Carnival o...

English: Arcangel San Miguel in the Carnival of Oruro, Bolivia. Español: Arcángel San Miguel de la Gran Tradicional y Auténtica Diablada Oruro, en el Carnaval de Oruro 2009. Bolivia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Español: En la foto, el Arcangel Miguel dirigi...

Español: En la foto, el Arcangel Miguel dirigiendo una tropa de diablos de la Fraternidad Artistica y cultural “La Diablada”, en el dia del diablo y del moreno del Carnaval de Oruro “Obra maestra del patrimonio oral e intangible de la humanidad”, UNESCO. La Diablada, danza primigenia de Oruro. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have compiled a list of “You Tube” Videos of interesting places to witness the festivities. Some of the locations like Benche Belgium and Oruro Bolivia are listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity sites.

1. Via Reggio Carnevale in Italy  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siak0NgyApE&feature=related

2. Rio de Janeiro Brazil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QvxuYceHmY&feature=fvst

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Deutsch: Karneval ...

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Deutsch: Karneval in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. The Canary Islands in Spain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voGeEOYaUXk

Map of the Canary Islands.

Map of the Canary Islands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. Venice Italy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWFz5VsDLU&feature=pyv&ad=6639910676&kw=venice%20carnival

5. New Orleans in the USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTYcgnqAzqE

6. Trinidad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OvILlTRwqo

7. Cologne Germany http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXAMEmfdgeE&feature=related

8. Benche Belgium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-oJoCj98BE

9. Oruro Bolivia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ocXXwWkOc&feature=related

English: Diablada Ferroviaria of Oruro, Bolivi...

English: Diablada Ferroviaria of Oruro, Bolivia in the Carnival of Oruro 2009. Español: Diablada Ferroviaria de Oruro, Bolivia en el Carnaval de Oruro 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10. Basel Switzerland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBUYS-Mg5s0&feature=related

To learn more about festivals in Italy read Vino con Vista Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero’s Vino Con Vista Travel Guides can be purchased at these sites
 

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