Carnival of Cultures
The Carnival of Cultures is a fabulous display of traditional and modern cultures reflecting the many different ethnic communities living within the city. It began as a project to encourage communication between the diversity of nationalities, religions and customs in Berlin, and today the extravaganza is one of the biggest events on the cultural calendar and it attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year either as happy spectators or participants. The festival includes international music, dance and theatre performances, as well as traditional crafts, food and drink. The highlight is the colourful street parade with hundreds of magnificent floats accompanied by swirling dancers, jugglers, musicians, and entertainers. The carnival is a hopeful, colourful, fun festival which celebrates Berlin's remarkable cultural diversity and is an important tradition in a country which has a history of persecuting minority groups. The festival provides great entertainment for people of all ages and will definitely be a thrill for kids as well as adults. For details on what each year's carnival will include and advice about accommodation, transport and the like check out the official website.
Venue: Streets of Kreuzberg District
Date: 17 to 20 May 2013