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a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

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a traveling show

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At last, having seen the Parsee carnival wind away in the distance, he was turning his steps towards the station, when he happened to espy the splendid pagoda on Malabar Hill, and was seized with an irresistible desire to see its interior.
Morcerf then, with that delighted philosophy which believes that nothing is impossible to a full purse or well-lined pocketbook, supped, went to bed, slept soundly, and dreamed he was racing all over Rome at Carnival time in a coach with six horses.
You are a beautiful and luxurious creature: life is to you full and complete only when it is a carnival of love.
Once only, just after Harvard, he had spent a few gay weeks at Florence with a band of queer Europeanised Americans, dancing all night with titled ladies in palaces, and gambling half the day with the rakes and dandies of the fashionable club; but it had all seemed to him, though the greatest fun in the world, as unreal as a carnival.
Let the reader imagine all these grotesque figures of the Pont Neuf, those nightmares petrified beneath the hand of Germain Pilon, assuming life and breath, and coming in turn to stare you in the face with burning eyes; all the masks of the Carnival of Venice passing in succession before your glass,--in a word, a human kaleidoscope.
Elsewhere in Wales you will find small, committed teams putting on carnivals every year.
Elsewhere in Wales you will find similar tales of small but committed teams putting on carnivals every year.
Although the end-of-the-year carnivals are primarily organised by various neighbourhood youths in most major cities and some rural communities for the purpose of reunification, merriment and entertainment, the incessant outbreak of carnival-related violence and its attendant loss of lives and property have made it an issue of major concern in most of the States in south-west Nigeria in recent times.
The masks remain a historic holdover from Carnivals of Venice past.
So far, the project has successfully captured 82 audio-recorded interviews from former carnival goers and participants, as well as having archived more than 3,000 images and 17 films of bygone carnivals.
They will then unveil their new costumes on the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis at the Huddersfield Carnival on July 11, before taking part in carnivals in Leicester on August 1 and Leeds on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.
Seychelles's annual carnival will be held this month (April 25 to 27) and feature top carnivals and performers from across the world.
In the country where fiestas and carnivals are integral to the culture; Catalonia, which is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital, is also the top destination for carnivals, blogs Jackie de Burca.
The Seychelles Tourism Board moved the carnival from the month of February to April so that it does not clash with the traditional dates of carnivals around the world to enable the most known carnivals of the world to descend to Seychelles to be part of the carnival procession in Victoria.
Najat Abdul Wahid, a housewife and mother of one son and two daughters, said she prefers to remain at home; carnivals are not good enough to draw our interest.