It was an ash Wednesday , when people round the globe celebrated Pre-Lenten . this celebration included Carnival and Mardi Gras. As per traditions, new Christians retained vestiges of their pagan festival, “Lupercalia”.
This period of celebration lasts for 40 days. So here are some pictures of this carnival-2013.
This is from Germany. A participant ,with face painted in blue color ,enjoying at Carnival in Germany.
Some revelers waiting for the samba parade to get start.
People playing with talcum powder during carnival at Spanish Canary island of Las Palma on Feb. 11.
Two revelers poses during Venetian Carnival in Venice on Feb. 3.
Some performers during the carnival that took place in Port of Spain.
A picture showing performance during the Springerzug Carnival parade on Feb. 11 in Herbstein, Germany.
A still from Trinidad and Tobago carnival 2013.
This picture is from the event, Carnival parade in Barranquilla, Colombia on Feb. 9.
2013 santa cruz’s carnival queen , Soraya Rodriguez , performing at Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on Feb. 6.
They are from Inocentes de Belford Roxo samba school. the event was held in Brazil.
Grande Rio samba school’s revelers taking part in the parade.
She belongs to Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school. the picture was taken during the second night of the carnival parade at Brazil.
A reveler of Beija-Flor samba school during the event.
Performance by members of samba school Imperatriz Leopoldinense during the event.
The still from first night of the annual carnival in Brazil. The revelers in this pic are from Salgueiro samba school.
A reveler from Inocentes de Belford Roxo samba school during the carnival at Brazil.
Sabrina Sato,the well known Brazilian celebrity performing during the event.
A group performance by the members of Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school.
A still from the celebrations. This artist belongs to Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school.
She is from Sao Clemente samba school.
This one is from Sao Clemente samba school. the celebrations are being held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb. 11.
Reveler from Beija-Flor samba school performing during the second night of carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 12.
These are the performers from the , Unidos da Tijuca samba schoo during the parade .
Revelers of school named, Vila Isabel samba school performing during the parade in Rio de Janeiro.
A performer from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school during the second night of the carnival parades at in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 12.