Mardi Gras and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans 2013

The two best known festivals of carnival season celebrate the feasting before Lent.

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As is the case every year the 2013 Carnival/Mardi Gras was celebrated enthusiastically all over the world.

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Why are we so high on the Carnival and Mardi Gras festivals?

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The Carnival season is the best example of individuals and organizations transforming the street and creating art and spectacle one by one and together through ritual, music,dance costumes parades, floats, art, food and countless other expressions of personal joy and organized art.

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We hope that the spirit of Carnival/Mardi Gras will carry forward and inspire people to create art, beauty and freedom on the street in their daily lives as well as group events large and small throughout the year throughout the world, transforming the street from merely a functional utility of transportation and shopping, into a perpetually changing and evolving medium reflecting the best in human public creative expression.

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We hope you were able to take the opportunity to join in the fun in 2013. If not just check out these videos and see if you are inspired to take part in 2014



Pre Fat Tuesday Parades in New Orleans

Here are two vids that are a taste of what local groups big an small bring to the street during the Mardi Gras in New orleans

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Terri WarrenTerri Warren    Bathtub Float Makes Big Splash

Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi 2013

IRio is not the only city in Brazil where Brazil where Carnaval is celebrated.It is also very popular in Sao Paulo as well. In the Tucuruvi District there is much activity at this season as you can see from this local videographers effort here.

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2. Batalla de flores 2013 Carnaval de Barranquilla

In the town of Barranquilla in northern Colombia near the Caribbean Sea.they celebrate Carnaval.

This video from 2013 gives a little flavor of their energy.

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