After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Revelers dressed in costumes and reaching for beads thrown from floats will take to the streets when ...
6:26 25 February 2022

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citi...
15:21 23 February 2022

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo’s Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to...
5:02 23 February 2022

Carnival revelers poke fun at world leaders in Germany

MAINZ, Germany — A victorious British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a grim looking Queen Elizabeth II standing behind him, a bare-chested Russian ...
10:51 18 February 2022

India celebrates Republic Day with military parade

NEW DELHI — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which...
13:37 26 January 2022

AP PHOTOS: St. Nicholas and devils parade in Czech villages

VALASSKA POLANKA, Czech Republic — Dozens of people in grim reaper and devil costumes accompany St. Nicholas on his journey through the village of Val...
15:29 7 December 2021

After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch.
20:11 28 November 2021

Wind could ground big balloons at NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK — Smokey Bear might feel like he’s battling Santa Ana winds — if he even gets a chance to fly.
21:04 27 November 2021

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backd...
12:34 16 November 2021

Over 100,000 greet Japan’s emperor at enthronement parade

TOKYO — Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito's enthronement as more than ...
11:11 10 November 2021

Mexicans parade as fancy skeletons ahead of Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY — Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country's Day of the Dead festivities extend...
4:22 27 October 2021