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Stories with subject: Carnivals
  • Annual ice harvest goes on in Tamworth, New Hampshire 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:11 am

    TAMWORTH, New Hampshire - The annual Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival gets underway Saturday at Remick Farm and Museum in Tamworth.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:46 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • Song by Haiti's outgoing leader jeers at female journalist story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 9:52 am

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female journalist.

  • Cologne pledges tight security for Carnival celebrations 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:43 am

    BERLIN - Cologne authorities say it's impossible to guarantee 100 percent security for the German city's famous Carnival celebrations starting this week, but security forces will be out in force to try to ensure people can enjoy the events without fear.

  • Norwegian preschool drops carnival over gender stereotypes 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:52 pm

    STAVANGER, Norway - A preschool in egalitarian Norway has canceled its traditional carnival celebration saying it encourages gender stereotypes, with boys dressing up in macho superhero costumes and girls in frilly princess dresses.

  • Venice Carnival celebrations open amid tighter security story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 2:02 pm

    VENICE - Thousands attended the grand opening in St. Mark's Square of the Venice Carnival, celebrated Saturday under heightened security following the sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in Cologne and the ongoing terror threat in Europe.

  • Venice steps up security for Carnival celebrations 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 1:28 pm

    ROME - Venice is boosting security for its upcoming Carnival festival after the crime spree against hundreds of women that hit Germany during New Year's Eve revelry.

  • Ice a no-show so far for NY lake's upcoming winter festival 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 8:25 am

    LAKE GEORGE, New York - A lack of ice is threatening to put a damper on some of the popular outdoor events held on an Adirondack lake during February weekends.

  • Judge orders former amusement park sold at auction 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 10:48 am

    CAVE CITY, Kentucky - A judge has ordered a carnival-themed amusement park in Cave City to be sold months after it was shut down due to code violations.