Sunday, February 7, 2016

Carnival in Malta

In many countries, the celebration of Carnival is held this weekend, a few days before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Malta also celebrates this festive weekend with colorful floats parading through the streets of the capital city Valletta, although other towns and villages have started their own version of Carnival, otherwise called Mardi Gras. Brazil, Venice, Italy and New Orleans have their own identity as millions of people dress up in colorful and intriguing costumes. 
These are a few of the colorful floats from Malta, made form paper-mache and some of the dancers, young and old, who take part in competitive events through these crazy 5 days, leading to a 40 day period of penance and eventually Holy Week. 

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