Itâ€™s Carnival season again, with the biggest celebration kicking off in Rio de Janeiro on February 28. Here are four more to look out for, rollover the images and use the arrows for more
By Christi Hang
Carnival of Venice
Cloaked, masked figures and a water parade of beautifully decorated boats floating down the Grand Canal make this carnevale a standout. On land, there are events for the entire family including an ice-skating rink at Campo San Polo, a theatrical walking tour uncovering the cityâ€™s secrets, and daily parades filled with clowns, music, dancing, and costume contests. This yearâ€™s Carnival, which starts on February 15 and lasts for two and a half weeks, takes on an international flavor thanks to its theme: fairy tales and fantasyâ€”both delightful and frightfulâ€”from around the world.