So you missed Carnival in Germany this year? Our expert knows of three spring festivals where you can have at least as much fun.
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It’s not over on Ash Wednesday in Miami, Florida. There, Cuban-inspired “Carnaval Miami” lasts until mid-March. Highlights include “Carnaval on the Mile,” a latin jazz festival (March 5/6), and Calle Ocho, a street festival (March 13).
Have you cleaned the house, jumped over a fire and afterwards taken a cleansing bath? Then you’re ready for Nouruz, a spring festival and Persian New Year (March 21). Preparations last two weeks, as does the celebration.
Customs, costumes, party tents – Seville’s Feria de Abril (starting April 12) is almost exactly like Bavaria’s Oktoberfest except … you drink wine and Spanish pilsner instead of wheat beer, and you dance the traditional sevillana instead of Bavaria’s schuhplattler folk dance.