The World Celebrates Carnival

Instagrammers around the world are sharing scenes from this week’s Carnival festivities. In cities across Brazil, samba schools spend the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday competing in parades that can last for hours. In Trinidad and Tobago, Carnival’s extravagant street parades, calypso music, and limbo competitions make it the country’s biggest event of the year; it’s said that if the islanders are not celebrating Carnival, then they are preparing for it! In Venice, masked baroque revelers march through historic streets and dance at the Gran Ballo delle Maschere.

To see Carnival celebrations from around the globe, check out the photos Instagrammers are sharing at these location pages: