All Posts Tagged 'Carnival'

The Best Mardi Gras Costumes & Carnival Costumes for Your Celebration [Costume Guide]

by |February 18, 2022

The Best Mardi Gras and Carnival Costumes for Your Celebration

Celebrations where people prepare all year long are few and far between. Most people wait to shop for Christmas until Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Americans flock to see the fireworks on the 4th of July and maybe throw a barbeque or two. Many people also wait for the month before Halloween to start getting their Halloween costumes. But Carnival is a big deal, and many people work on building floats, making costumes and practicing their dances and parade marches in the off-season. Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations are simply spectacular, and with that amount of preparation, it's no wonder why! People flock to watch these festivities from around the world, too. If you're in the market for a Carnival or Mardi Gras outfit to wear to one of these events or a similarly-themed party, check out these costume ideas for different Carnival celebrations around the world!

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Carnival Costumes Around the World

by |January 4, 2019

Carnival Costumes Around the World

When most people hear the word “Carnival”, we tend to think of the Brazil Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The extravagant floats with colorful costumes, the music and dancing. You wouldn’t be wrong either, but many other countries celebrate Carnival as well! (The festival can take on a few variations in different countries and under different names, too.) Carnival is a pre-Lent festival that is largely celebrated by Catholic and Greek Orthodox regions as a last big party before fasting begins. The origin of the name “Carnival” is from the Latin words carne vale, or “goodbye to meat”. If you’re curious about the kinds of Carnival costumes worn around the world, check out all of these fabulous...

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