The 10 most beautiful carnivals in the world

The carnival season is fast approaching and for the occasion, Bon Advisor takes you to discover the 10 most beautiful carnivals in the world! Take out your costumes and masks, let’s party!

The Venice Carnival  | ITALY

It is said to be one of the most beautiful carnivals in the world: this year, the extravagant Venice Carnival will take place from 27 January to 13 February 2018 . Take out your masks and discover the Serenissime in its most beautiful face!

Source: Flickr (by Theo GN)

Rio de Janeiro  Carnival | BRAZIL

A must-see event, the Rio Carnival will be held this year from  9 to 14 February 2018 . On the program: colorful feathers, parades and samba of course!

Source: Flickr (by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)

Tenerife  Carnival | SPAIN

From February 7 to 18, 2018 , Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the largest island of the Canary Islands, is going to carnival time! This carnival, very colorful and warm, is considered the second most popular carnival in the world after that of Rio.

Source: Flickr (by Carlos SM)

The Nice Carnival  | LA FRANCE

The most important carnival of the South of France will take place from  February 17 to March 3, 2018 . Do not miss these magnificent giant and colorful parades under the sun of Nice!

Source: Flickr (by Cristian Ruz)

The Cologne Carnival  | GERMANY

The Cologne Carnival is considered the most important local event of the year after Christmas. This year, it will take place from February 8 to 14, 2018 and promises beautiful parades and other activities!

Source: Flickr (by Marco Verch)

The Quebec Carnival | CANADA

Between snow sculptures, canoe races and dog sled rides, discover the most beautiful carnival in Canada from January 26 to February 11, 2018 .

Source: Flickr (by Matias Garabedian)

The Binche Carnival | BELGIUM

Recognized UNESCO’s Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003, the Binche Carnival is one of the most traditional carnivals in Europe. Discover this local folklore on February 11th, 12th and 13th, 2018, just an hour’s drive from Brussels !

Source: Flickr (by Jean-Michel Reghem)

Carnival of New Orleans  | UNITED STATES

Also known as “Mardi Gras”, the Carnival of New Orleans, Louisiana, is the largest Carnival in the United States. Attend parades, concerts and other festivities on February 13th !

Source: Flickr (by IIP Photo Archive)

The Carnival of Trinidad  | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

The Carnival of Trinidad is the most important carnival of the Caribbean and the cultural emblem of Trinidad. To discover this wonderful event, go to Port of Spain on February 12 and 13, 2018 .

Source: Flickr (by Ali Starr)

The Carnival of Oruro | BOLIVIA

Declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2008, the Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s largest annual cultural event. This year, he will take to the streets of the mining town of Oruro from February 3 to 13, 2018 .

Source: Flickr (by Szymon Kochański)

Have you ever had one of these carnivals? Tell us your experience in the comments! 

Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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