Berlin celebrates cultural diversity with carnival
BERLIN, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Over 4,000 carnival actors in 68 groups on Sunday showcased the rich cultural diversity in German capital Berlin with a street parade, drawing tens of thousands of spectators.
As the highlight of the 23rd Carnival of Cultures, the parade featured music, street dances, circus, and costume presentation, performed not only by local clubs, but also locals with immigration background representing various cultures in the world.
Among those featured in the street parade are Albanian, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, and Senegalese cultures.
Carnival actors, dressed in ethnic costumes, put on musical and dance performances to the tune of upbeat music, attracting swarms of spectators to follow them.
According to the organizer, the Carnival of Cultures is "a joyful statement for an open and intercultural society". For more than 20 years, it has mirrored the diversity of Berlin like no other event.