A festival celebrating diversity, and tradition, the ‘Carnival of the Wall Culture’, started in 1996, 6 years after the first fall of the Berlin Wall. Around 5,000 artists, musicians, and students from around 100 countries showcase their culture in dance and music along with a 6 km wide street in a densely populated area of Berlin, and around 1 million spectators line the streets to enjoy the event and applaud. He cheered and encouraged the artists.
The event is a 4-day celebration during the Pentecost (Pfingsten) holiday in May/June, the first three days are street fairs, where food and souvenirs from different countries are sold, and the carnival parade festival is on Sunday.
After a three-year hiatus due to the corona epidemic, the streets of the German capital Berlin are once again colorful. On Sunday, the grand procession of world culture descended on the bright and sunny streets of Berlin. This is the 25th anniversary of Berlin’s Intercultural Carnival. In German the costume is called ‘Carnival der Kultur’. Symbolic protests through culture began in 1996 against the hatred of foreigners living in Germany.
On Sunday, the streets of Berlin turned into a gathering of different cultures of nations scattered around the world. There were representatives of Latin America Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Apart from this, representatives of different African countries and Caribbean countries also presented their cultures. At this time, cultural groups from different Asian countries also participated. Berlin became a rhythmic color to the rhythm of music and colorful costumes of people of different cultures.
The most important thing is that Bangladesh was also in this world procession. There were folk songs and dances of Bangladesh. Bengalis were accompanied by Germans. Under the blue sky, the World Culture Fair was held along a five-kilometer road from Merringdam, the heart of Berlin, to Hermann Square. This initiative of Bengalis is to protest against the non-sectarian cultural concept of Bengali ethnicity and racism. Bengalis living in Berlin and Germany have been one of the participants in this journey for a long time. Bangladesh against religious fundamentalism and sectarianism was the main theme of the Bengalis in this journey. Since 2002, expatriate Bengalis have been fellow travelers on Berlin’s global cultural journey.
This year (2019) the 24th Carnival of the Wild Culture is being held in Berlin, the capital of Germany, the most colorful festival. For more than two centuries, the Carnival of Pentecost culture reflects the diversity and tolerance of Berlin. This year, more than 5,000 actors, and artists from almost every corner of the world are taking part in the cultural part of the carnival. From West African drums to Brazilian samba, to the secular ceremonies of Bangladesh, and even the Chinese lion dance.
For 25 years, Berlin residents have been familiar with this great procession of German races and cultures. On Sunday, about eight lakh people came down on both sides of the five-kilometer road. They participated in a symbolic protest against religion and racism through cultural performances of different nations of the world.
Organizers of the festival said that there are about one million immigrants scattered in Germany. To highlight their cultural heritage and intercultural societies and growing religion, the prevalence of cultural protest against anti-apartheid politics has now become more necessary.
Bengalis from different cities in Germany including Berlin shook the streets of Berlin. Women wear a red sari, forehead tips, colorful flowers on their hair, and native ornaments and boys participate in the festival with lungi-fatua and towels on their heads. At that time, they were moving forward brightly, dancing with popular patriotic, modern, and folk songs along with the carnival. Then millions of people on both sides of the road applauded and shouted in unison to congratulate them.
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