Carnival 2018

Friday, 26 January 2018

We wrote it last year on the Carnival 2017, and we’re going to repeat it also this year: don’t look for the same old places, such as Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Venice in Italy or also New Orleans in Louisiana, USA. We recommend you to consider and suggest other destinations, too. Here are some.

Ivrea, Italy

(6 gennaio 2018 – 14 febbraio 2018)

It’s the most ancient historical Carnival in Italy. It’s known for the Battle of the Oranges, preceded by the Historical Procession, and for its peculiar characters, such as the Mugnaia (the miller’s daughter), the Generale (General), the Stato Maggiore (High Command), the Sostituto Gran Cancelliere (Substitute Great Chancellor), the very young Abbà, the Podestà (Podest), the Pifferi and Tamburi (Pipers and Drummers) and the classic Berretto Frigio (Phrygian Cap).


Reference sources:

Historic Carnival of Ivrea Foundation

Basel, Switzerland

(18 February 2018 – 21 February 2018)

The Carnival in Basel, in German Basler Fasnacht, is often referred to as Drey scheenschte Dääg, the three most beautiful days of the year. It’s known for the Morgestraich, the Cortège, the Clique, the Guggenmusike, the Schnitzelbänkler, the hand-painted lanterns and the Fasnacht’s costumes.


Reference sources:

Basel Tourismus

Dunkirk, France

(6 gennaio 2018 – 8 aprile 2018)

It’s known for the Dunkirk Giants (the Reuze, the Reuzinne, their children and the guards), the Banda, the Tambour Majeur, the Baccano (Chahut), the Chapelles, the Clet’ches and their accessories, the Rigodon Finale.


Reference sources:

Dunkerque Flandre Côte d’Opale

Hlinsko, Czech Republic

(7 January 2018 – 13 February 2018)

It’s known for the Turchi (Turks), the Signorina (Young Lady), the Uomo di Paglia (Straw Man), the Mostro (Monster), lo Spazzacamino (Chimney Sweep), the Orso (Bear), the Ebreo (Jew) and Laufr, but above all, for its colorful Carnival parades that visit each house to wish luck, wealth and happiness.


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Pardubice region

Wallgau, Krün e Mittenwald, Germany

(8 February 2018 – 13 February 2018)

It’s known for the Maschkera, the music that chases away the gloomy demons of the dark seasons and wakes up Spring, the Maundy Thursday, the Schellenrührer, the Bärentreibern, the Pfannenziehern and the Jacklschutzern.


Reference sources:

Baviera Tourismus

Binche, Belgium

(11 February 2018 – 13 February 2018)

It’s known for the Gilles, the sabot (wooden clogs, the apertintaille (belts with bells), the ramon (wielding sticks), the drums, the oranges, and Harlequin, the Farmer and the Pierrots.


Official Website for the promotion of Tourism in Wallonia

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain

(12 February 2018)

It’s a parody of the emigrants that returned from America with their wealth and that everyone called Indians. All the people are dressed in white and incessantly fight with talcum powder.


La Palma Tourist Board

Barranquilla, Colombia

(10 February 2018 – 13 February 2018)

It’s known for the Lectura del Bando, the Guacherna, the Batalla de flores, the Gran Parada de Tradicion and the Gran Parada de Comparsas.


Turismo Carnaval de Barranquilla

Oranjestad, Aruba

(6 January 2018 – 11 February 2018)

It’s known for the Lighting Parade, the Children Parade, the Pajama Party, the Great Carnival Parade, the Burning of King Momo.


Aruba Tourism Authority

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