Lucerne Carnival

"For many people of Lucerne Carnival is the most beautiful time of the year. Each time, it starts on Fat Thursday with the Big Bang. Three big parades are among the highlights of Lucerne Carnival."

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FALLAS DE VALENCIA

The festival of the Valencian Fallas, included in UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity, constitutes a set of rituals, expressions, and techniques that revolve around the elaboration and destruction through the use of the fire of a protagonist element: la falla.

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CARNAVALE DI VENEZIA

El carnaval de Venecia surge a partir de la tradición del año 1296-1706,1 en donde la nobleza se disfrazaba para salir a mezclarse con el pueblo. Desde entonces las máscaras son el elemento más importante del carnaval. Se declaró como festividad por el Senado de la República de Venecia en 1196, aunque las primeras manifestaciones escritas de su celebración s

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AALST CARNAVAL

Aalst Carnival is the most famous and biggest carnival event in Belgium. Since 2010 the Carnival of Aalst has been included in the list of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Aalst has several carnival clubs. The official groups (without the loose and fixed groups) are classified into three classes: small, medium and large groups

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Carnevale di Fano

Il carnevale oggi raccoglie cira 100.000 visitatori, è diventato parte della cultura popolare, è patrimonio della città di Fano ed è la più grande manifestazione Carnevalesca della regione Marche. Il Carnevale di Fano è il più antico carnevale d'Italia, dopo quello di Venezia; il primo documento noto e conservato presso l'Archivio storico comunale nel quale ve

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EL ENTROIDO DE VERÍN

Es ésta una fiesta en la que los ritos y las ceremonias se entremezclan: ponerse máscaras, comer “do porco” (degustar todo tipo de productos relacionados con la matanza; chorizos, carne y otros), echar harina, quemar los Entroidos, el Meco, cambiar el carácter durante unos días, cambiar los roles sexuales, etc. La crítica social, la parodia, lo grotesco, lo

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CARNEVALE DI PUTIGNANO

Il Carnevale di Putignano, il più lungo d’Europa, è una festa ricca di tradizioni, riti ed eventi. Che inizia nel 1394.

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CARNAVAL DE SITGES

El Carnaval de Sitges és un dels carnavals que se celebren a Catalunya i amb més de 100 anys d'història un dels més emblemàtics del país.

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Laetare de Stavelot

"The reigning prince-abbot forbade the monks to mingle with the popular rejoicings. The crowd evoked the joyous and regretful presence of the monks by donning a hood and a dress imitating their dress and their clothing. After new prohibitions, only one outfit, white one, will closely recall the monastic costume. A long nose hilarious mask will complete the accoutre

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Carnval project

The overall goal of the project EPHEMERAL HERITAGE OF THE EUROPEAN CARNIVAL RITUALS (CARNVAL) – Agreement n. 2014-3297/001-001; this project has been funded with support from the European Commission – is to promote some of the most European Carnival rituals and the cultural and creative sectors associated with them. These events are an important part of Europe’s intangible cultural heritage. Our project, therefore, aims to bring greater attention to these events and create links among them – and ultimately to reinforce the idea of a common European cultural area and enhance the feeling of a common European identity.

Carnval Network

One of the most important activities of the CARNVAL Project has been the creation of an European network of public and private institutions related to European carnival festivities. It has been been created under the auspices of the EC – Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme, and aspires to promote activities of interest to all of its members. As such, it aims to act as a liaison between carnival festive events and performers, audiences, suppliers, traders, tourism agencies and the media in order to promote multi-disciplinary and transnational activities, including (but not limited to):
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Carnval Partners

Spain

  • Universitat Politècnica de València – Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio,
  • Universitat de València (UVEG),
  • Asociació d’Estudis Fallers (ADEF),
  • Asociación UNESCO Valencia,

Portugal

  • Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT),
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP),

Germany

  • Inspiration Werbung Gestaltung Design,
  • Stadt Mainz.

Slovenia

  • Kulturno izobrazevalno drustvo (KIBLA)

Italy

  • Università di Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum (UNIBO)
  • Fondazione Carnevale di Viareggio,
  • Comune di Putignano,
  • Interdepartamental center of research in Urban Planning Alberto Calza Bini, Laboratory of research on Creative and Sustainable City of University Federico II of Naples

Events

Erizada

La Erizada Popular es uno de los eventos gastronómicos más importantes del Carnaval de Cádiz, fiesta con la que da comienzo la

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Cremà

La "Cremà" es el ritual que da por finalizada la fiesta de las fallas. Cada falla es quemada acompañada de fuegos artificiales

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Weiberfastnacht

Day in which the women assume the main role of the parties after receiving the keys of the city from hands of the mayor

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Quema de Don Carnal

"Es el punto final a la tregua que Doña Cuaresma brinda a Don Carnal. Al finalizar el desfile del sábado, en la playa de ponien

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Els Gegants

"La Fiesta Mayor de Solsona tiene como plato fuerte un folclore con más de trescientos años de historia a sus espaldas. Unos ele

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Elección de dioses

Cada año el Carnaval de Málaga realiza un concurso para definir quiénes serán los dioses de la fiesta. El Dios Momo y a la Dio

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Muerte del Oso

El animal dominado por el húngaro o escoltado por los zarramacos y demás personajes llega a la plaza de la Iglesia. Allí todos

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Captura del Oso

Se trata de un rito introducido en las Vijaneras de los 90, toda vez que el grupo aumentaba de tamaño se decidió que el Oso y un

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FLOATS PARADE

"The carnival floats, carnival creations Workshop of the Municipality of Patras except the Grand Parade Sunday of Carnival, parade

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