AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis
A reveler wearing a traditional carnival mask takes part in Shrovetide celebrations in Rumsiskes village, some 56 miles north of Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Shrovetide is a traditional Lithuanian holiday marking the end of winter, one of the merriest events in Lithuania.
APTOPIX Cyprus Carnival
AP Photo/Petros Karadjias
A man and woman with superman suits hold one another in a main street during a Carnival parade in Cyprus' coastal city of Limassol, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Limassol's long-established parade is Cyprus' biggest and most famous, drawing revellers from across the east Mediterranean island. This year's parade drew huge crowds as people sought lighthearted reprieve from the bailed-out country's recession.
APTOPIX Greece Naxos Carnival Photo Essay
AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, young men and women with faces painted to resemble black-and-white masks wear white sheets and hold torches on long poles take part at the Torch Parade on the Greek island of Naxos. About 2,000 people took part at the famous, and very popular, Lampadiforia (Torch Parade).
Greece Bell Ringers
Thanassis Stavrakis/ AP Photo
Young men and women wearing folk costumes dance during a traditional custom called Kordelatoi, in the village of Agios Arsenios on the Greek island of Naxos on Sunday, Feb. 26. On the last day of carnival, men dance wearing cow-bells or folk costumes, as they make their way to neighboring villages and invite the women to dance; the women, in turn, offer the men local delicacies and wine.