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Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, sprawling cityknown as the Araneta Coliseumfor a very different contest: a basketball game between two of the country’s pro teams. And yet, the Coliseum cannot seem to escape its boxing legacy. The most famous athlete on court today just happens […]

Carnival Looks Pretty Wild In Europe, Too

by The Huffington Post // February 19, 2015 // Updated 14:51 GMT // 0 Comments

The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in Spain and Portugal. One of Portugal’s most famous Carnival events takes place in the northcentral town of Lazarin, with its pagan ‘careto’ ritual of young men in colored woolen quilts donning brass, leather or wooden […]

These Captivating Photos Of Carnival Show Latin America Knows How To Celebrate

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 22:59 GMT // 0 Comments

A procession of colorful floats and samba dancers in Rio de Janeiro may be what comes to mind when talking about carnival, but the annual celebration is far from limited to Brazil. – These traditions and many more make carnival a unique and highly festive event. Take a look at how costumes, music, parties and […]

Haiti Carnival Accident Kills At Least 20 By Electrocution

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 11:14 GMT // 0 Comments

At least 20 people on a music group’s packed Carnival float in the Haitian capital were killed Tuesday when they were electrocuted by a power line, officials said. – Hundreds of people thronged the General Hospital, where many of the victims were taken, some carrying victims and others searching for family members brought by ambulance.

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio’s Carnival

by The Huffington Post // February 16, 2015 // Updated 19:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country’s Carnival festivities. The 5-day long party kicked off on Friday and heated up on Sunday when six samba schools paraded in the city’s Sambadrome. Six others will take the stage on Monday night. Revelers […]

Where Caribbean Carnivals And Contemporary Performance Art Meet

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 15:27 GMT // 0 Comments

The celebration known as Carnival has no singular description. In Trinidad and Tobago, it’s celebrated between June and July, sometimes with participants rubbing down their bodies with mud and paint. In the Bahamas, it takes place around Christmas, stemming from the time slaves were permitted to spend time with their families around the holidays. In […]

15 New Orleans must-do’s

by CNN // February 12, 2015 // Updated 20:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Flexibility, a strong sense of adventure and a costume on Fat Tuesday will help Mardi Gras visitors make the most of it. While the Crescent City is never entirely predictable — and a good dose of whimsy is always the best preparation for a trip to New Orleans — the following must-do list could serve […]

Mardi Gras Fast Facts

by CNN // February 8, 2015 // Updated 20:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Janurary 6, 2015 – Carnival celebrations begin with various parades that continue through midnight on Fat Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Parades and Parties:Mardi Gras Day is the last day of Carnival season. – Festivities have been canceled 13 times before, most often during […]