The Venetian Carnival 2012 kicked off on Feb12 and will conclude on Feb 21. This annual festival features live concerts, parades and various cultural programs including plays and performances by international artists. The event attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Scores of revelers donned in colorful masks and fluorescent costumes gathered at the St Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, on Feb12.

Have a glimpse at the vibrant festival below: