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Animal Carnival Parade in Yerevan

On October 27th in the framework of SunChild 4th International Environmental Festival, the traditional Animal Carnival Parade will take place.

This unique event will involve about 500 young people from Yerevan as well as 6 regions of Armenia (Armavir, Gegharkunik, Ararat, Tavush, Kotayk, Lori) who will march through the streets of Yerevan wearing animal costumes and masks created from waste materials. The Animal Parade will fill the capital with the air of wildlife. As in the previous years the Carnival Parade will be led by the Samba-band Confusao from Bremen, Germany.

The parade will start near Matenadaran, then the participants will march through Mashtots Avenue to Tumanyan Street and will finalize in the Northern Avenue with an open air concert.

The Animal Carnival Parade aims to advocate against the violation of animal rights, especially of endangered species.

The Animal Carnival Parade is a unique event as well as a contest where the participants compete in 3 categories:

• best environmental costume

• best creative solution

• best musical group

The results will be announced on February 2014.

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