I had no idea when I thought of themes for these overnights how different 'Carnival' or 'Mardi Gras' traditions would be celebrated throughout the world.. The carnival tradition I know best is from the Black Forest.
Here's an ITN video from the Carnival in Rio. Quite a difference from Venice or Basel or Cologne!
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