Dunkerque Carnival (Carnaval de Dunkerque)

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Country and Region FranceNord-Pas-de-Calais
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival unkerque, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Festival Contact Information

Carnaval de Dunkerque

Festival Description

So celebrated in its home country that books have been written about it, the Dunkerque Carnival, is France's answer to the world-famous Carnivals of Venice and Rio de Janeiro. Although smaller and much less covered by the media, this cultural offering presents events specific to Dunkerque's maritime region, while conserving the typical jettisoning of rules and social conditions that accompany Carnival festivals world-wide. The climax of its many-month duration is the unleashed extravaganza of Mardi Gras.

Festival Dates January 12 - February 17, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.ville-dunkerque.fr/
http://www.carnaval-dunkerque.com/

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