The Berlin Carnival is celebrated in Germany every year around late May to early June, on the Pentecost weekend, and is highlighted by a four day street festival attended by about 1.5 million visitors.
The Berlin Carnival is a representation of the large diversity of cultures to be found in the German capital, an exciting and lively city which is constantly transforming. It is a great opportunity for the ethnic communities to showcase their culture, from traditional to modern, to both the cities nationals and its festival visitors.
The Berlin Carnival encompasses the varied trends, styles, and cultures from over 80 countries around the world, for people to celebrate and take party in and is attended by young and old from the different minority cultures. The four day festivities showcases an abundance of extravagant, eclectic and colourful costumes, makeup, masks, and artistic creations, music and dance, activities, and culinary delights from around the world for visitors to experience.
The main event is the street procession which takes place on Pentecost Sunday and includes costumes and dances, with prizes awarded to those judged to be the most original and imaginative. Thousands of dancers, musicians and professional artists take part in the parade, with international bands playing concerts on several stages. The Berlin Carnival is now a significant event in the cultural German calendar and one of the 6 largest open air events in Germany.
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Visit the official carnival website for more information.