No matter what they are called, the parrandas, carnivals, charangas or romerías, these are folkloric festivals of great importance for the identity of the Cuban. Some of the festivities have been taking place for centuries, consolidating as historical festive events.
Despite being one of the few countries that does not officially celebrate carnivals, the United Kingdom has incorporated some cultural, Caribbean or Latin American carnival events in some of its cities.
Due to its special contact with European traditions during the colonization processes, the South American continent is the one that best celebrates carnival festivities in the whole continent and possibly in the whole world.
Eastern Europe is home to dozens of mysterious traditions that have remained almost untouched since their inception. These traditions were inspired by historical events or magical legends that explain the renewal of the seasons.
Central America is one of the epicenters with the largest number of carnival festivals in the continent. Carnivals in this part of the Americas are steeped in history and commemorate the identity of all locals.
The celebration of the original carnival is not a traditional celebration in North America; however, it has festivities of a similar nature. In addition, some of the countries that make up this side of the continent have integrated Caribbean carnival festivities into their calendar of celebrations, which has generated events of great caliber.
Spain is known for its incredible Carnival celebrations, which attract thousands of tourists from all over the world to the different cities and localities in Spain. Although carnival is a national celebration in common, some carnivals in the territory are mysterious and archaic, while others are colorful and modern.
Italy is known for being one of the pioneer countries in carnival celebrations, with a wide variety of celebrations, from the most traditional and mysterious ones to joyful celebrations with wonderful floats.
Jamaican Carnival is a large annual celebration held in the Caribbean country south of Cuba. Jamaican Carnival has all the characteristic elements of traditional Caribbean carnival, but with some elements that make it unique and particular.
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is one of the world's largest and best-known festivals celebrated in the Caribbean. The Carnival festivities begin just after Christmas and continue until Ash Wednesday loaded with dozens of festivities, top-quality entertainment, music and world-class cultural competitions.
The Carnival of Recife and Olinda is a conglomerate of celebrations that occur between the two cities in eastern Brazil. Olida and Recife are sister cities and eternal rivals when it comes to carnival.
The Barbados Crop Over Festival, also known as the Barbados Crop Over, is a major historical celebration held in the Caribbean country. Crop Over is a celebration that reflects the colonial past when sugar cane was the main source of labor.
Welcome to the largest and best known carnival in the world, the one that gathers hundreds of thousands of cariocas, Brazilians from all over the nation and visitors from all over the world to see the incredible presentations of the schools in the sambadrome, attend the street carnival and the private parties that are organized in every corner of the city.
The Heiva Festival is a large celebration that commemorates the identity of theFrancopolynesians, integrating the vast majority of the archipelagos and islands. Thousands of people congregate to participate in one of the largest festivals in the country to promote the identity and theidentity characteristics of the residents.