Prior to today, I had never been to a carnival, but pictures from Rio always used to make me wonder when I would get a chance to take pictures at a carnival. When I heard Copenhagen had its own annual carnival, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph this wonderful festival of colour, dance and music. The Copenhagen Carnival is an annual carnival event taking place in Fælledparken and on the streets of Copenhagen, for three days (Friday-Sunday) during the Whitsun Holiday. Over the years it has developed into the largest Danish festival for World music with 120 bands, 2000 dancers and more than 100,000 spectators participating. (Source: Wikipedia.org)
The main Copenhagen Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday, moving from Kongens Nytorv to The City Hall Square along the pedestrian street Strøget. The day after, the parade is repeated in Fælledparken, leading up to the final evening of celebrations. This saturday I planned to be in Stroget to witness the parade as it moved through the pedestrian streets in all its glory and take pictures of the lovely people in colourful costumes. Following are some of the pictures that I captured of this fun-filled extravaganza.
People from all walks of life participate in the Carnival and make it such a fun filled event. Moms with their kids, To-Be Moms, Teachers, Grandmas – everyone participates in this festival, wearing beautiful colourful costumes making it a photographers delight. I hope you liked looking at these pictures. I would love to hear from you how you felt about them, so don’t forget to leave a comment below.
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