Carnival of the Cultures in Berlin

4700 people from about 80 nations participated in the parade last Sunday in Berlin. The parade is an important part of the three day festival “Carnival of the Cultures”, and more than 700 000 people came to watch it.

You can see young and old people swaying to the music, clapping their hands, with smiles on their faces. All the people parading along the streets of Kreuzberg are living in Berlin – and with this parade Berlin is showing its multicultural, international character.
So many people from different cultures are coming together to celebrate with music and dancing, joyfully and peacefully.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

4 responses to “Carnival of the Cultures in Berlin”

  1. Paul C says :

    Our high school held a multicultural festival for years featuring customs, history, cuisine, performances. It was a great community event and also held in spring, a fitting time.

  2. João Paglione says :

    It was my third year photographing it, it is quite an event!

  3. Ulla Hennig says :

    Paul,
    thanks for dropping by! What you said about your high school holding a multicultural festival is very interesting. How was it organized? Did you have different people coming from different nations? And why did it stop?
    Joao,
    thank you so much for taking the time and leaving a comment! I enjoyed your wonderful pictures at Flickr and could not resist taking one for my blog post. I should have asked you in advance, but things went a bit crazy the last days and it dropped out of my mind.

  4. Paul C says :

    The Geography Dept. Head organized the event. Our school area has quite a multicultural community and it was easy for students to get their family and communities involved. I think the popularity of the event was tied to the teacher who could ignite enthusiasm. Then he retired and so did his pet project…

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