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It’s the last day of the season for carnivalistic joys and games, and Europe has a rich tradition for carnivals and merriment. We hope you have fun with these short clips from across the continent. Feel free to search for more spectacular celebrations on EUscreen.eu!
|A carnival on roller-skates
It’s carnival season, and some carnivals are more mobile than others.
DR / Denmark 1957 [01:38]
|Mardi Gras giant on fire
During the Vierves-sur-Viroin carnival, a Giant is built and then sentenced to be burnt to the delight of the local population.
RTBF/Belgium 1986 [05:06]
|Confetti and parades in Italy
A swirl of confetti and parades floats from Taormina to Viareggio.
Luce/Italy 1958 [01:58]
|Masks and costumes from Slovenia
Carnival masks and preparation for the Carnival in Cerknica along with traditional carnival masks from Vrbice.
RTV SLO/Slovenia 1996 [03:24]
|A literary performance in Romania
A masked performance during carnival.
TVR/Romania 1964 [02:16]
|An artist’s ball in Denmark
Artist carnival in the Odd-Fellow mansion in Copenhagen.
DR/Denmark 1951 [00:49]
|Chirigota performs in Spain
Performance by one of the “chirigota” groups that sing satirical songs about topics in the news during carnival festivities. In this case, the group sings about the war in Iraq.
TVC/Spain 2003 [01:21]
|A candy war in Catalonia
A look at the different ways of celebrating Carnival in Catalonia, such as the dance of the crazy giants in Solsona, the candy war in Vilanova i la Geltrú and the parade in Barcelona.
TVC/Spain 1986 [02:55]
|Shrove Tuesday in Austria
A report on the carnival in Sörg in Carinthia.
ORF/Austria 2011 [04:20]
|Carnival in Nothing Hill
Picture shows one of the Carnival parades taking part in London’s Notting Hill Carnival which is held every August Bank holiday. It first began in 1964 and has become one of the biggest street festivals in the world.
BBC/United Kingdom 2001
|Amazing parade sculptures in Nice
The carnival floats by amidst the cheering crowds at place Masséna in Nice.
INA/France 1950 [00:37]
|The truth about carnivals in Germany
This continuing series on clichés about Germans deals this time with Germany’s so-called 5th season, carnival. Michael Wigge asks his countrymen what their attitude towards the merry and crazy tradition is and shows us what kind of costumes people come up with.
DW/Germany 2008 [03:42]