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8 Global Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014

Brazilian CarnivalBrazil. Carnival in Brazil began in 1928. It is an annual festival and is held four days before Ash Wednesday, the day of fasting and repentance that marks the beginning of Lent. Rio de Janeiro is the city most famous for carnival in Brazil.

Trinidad & Tobago The annual festival of Carnival

Trinidad & Tobago. Annual carnival festivals now take place all across the Caribbean, but the original carnival began on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Every year ,just before Ash Wednesday, carnival festivities fill the streets as vacationers and locals mingle to watch the parades and enjoy the music. Participants wear brightly colored costumes covered in sequins and feathers and spend their days dancing and partying in the streets.

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5 thoughts on “8 Global Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014

  1. Alex DaGreat says:

    how about the festivals in angola, africa?

  2. Carnival in Haiti is also a must

  3. Assegid Berhanu says:

    don't you heard about Ethiopian festival which is recorded by UNESCO as wold heritage

  4. Sorry! Proud Trini to the bone but Carnival did not originate in Trinidad. Carnival Is African which is why it is in so many Caribbean islands and and South American countries celebrate it. Please note Brazil had the most African Slaves. Carnival in America among southern blacks was called Junkanoo hundreds of years ago. This is where the word Koon came from (you know that got crushed…no memories for you). However, carnival is still celebrated in New Orleans known a Mardi gras and it is the same because they first honor the dead as Trini's do for J'Ouvert. It's and African thing we brought over during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Don't loose it. 🙂

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