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Carnaval de Venecia
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🇮🇹 Venice Carnival

  Italy, Venice
  11 Feb - 21 Feb 2023

There is no other place in the world that celebrates carnival like Venice! This article is filled with loads of useful information, tips, advice and valuable insight to help you plan the best Venetian vacation possible!
carnaval oruro
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🇧🇴 Oruro Carnival

  Bolivia, Oruro
  Feb 16 – Feb 22 2023

Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s top tourist attraction. It is an incredible mix between the ancient Andean and Spanish colonial traditions and religions. Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Oruro, Bolivia.
Carnaval del Orgullo LGBT de Sídney
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🇦🇺 The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  Australia, Sydney
  7 Feb - 5 Mar 2023

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the biggest pride event in the world that takes place in the beautiful city of Sydney. It is a celebration of love that knows no bounds. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney!
Carnaval de São Paulo
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🇧🇷 São Paulo Carnival

  Brazil, São Paulo
  Feb 16 - 21 2023

Sao Paulo Carnival is one of Brazil’s best carnival celebrations. It puts on Samba Parades that can easily rival the ones seen at Rio.
carnaval aalst
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🇧🇪 Aalst Carnival

  Belgium, Aalst
  February 19, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

Aalst Carnival is an annual 3-day pre-Lenten carnival celebration that occurs in Aalst, Belgium. It is a lively and satirical celebration that is over 600 years old and recognised by UNESCO for its Intangible Significance.
Carnaval de Santa Lucía
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🇱🇨 St Lucia Carnival

  St Lucia, Castries
  Jul 12 - 19 2023

St Lucia Carnival is a vibrant display of local culture and heritage which takes place in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the beautiful island of St Lucia!
Carnaval de El Callao
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🇻🇪 El Callao Carnival

  Venezuela, El Callao
  February 20, 2023 Â· February 26, 2023

El Callao Carnival is the largest carnival in Venezuela. It has also been recognised by UNESCO for possessing intangible heritage.
Masopust
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🇨🇿 Masopust in the Hlinecko Region

  Czech Republic, Hlinecko
  Feb 17 - Feb 21 2023

Masopust in the Hlinekco Region are authentic Czech Shrovetide processions that are so unique that have been recognised by UNESCO.
carnaval invierno quebec
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🇨🇦 Quebec Winter Carnival

   Canada, Quebec
  Feb 3 - Feb 12 2023

Quebec Winter Carnival is the world’s largest winter carnival. Every year a million people attend this carnival which is the largest winter festival in the world! Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Quebec!!

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carnaval de aalborg
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🇩🇰 Aalborg Carnival

  Denmark, Aalborg
  May 27, 2023 Â· 

Aalborg Carnival is the largest carnival in Scandinavia. It occurs every spring and is said to be one of the top ten best carnivals in the world!
carnaval aalst
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🇧🇪 Aalst Carnival

  Belgium, Aalst
  February 19, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

Aalst Carnival is an annual 3-day pre-Lenten carnival celebration that occurs in Aalst, Belgium. It is a lively and satirical celebration that is over 600 years old and recognised by UNESCO for its Intangible Significance.
Aguilas Carnival
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🇪🇸 Aguilas Carnival

  Spain, Aguilas
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

Aguilas Carnival is known as one of the top carnival celebrations in Spain. Situated in the Spanish Mediterranean this winter carnival is famous for fun. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Aguilas!
Festival de Verano de Anguila
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🇦🇮 Anguilla Summer Festival

  Anguilla, The Valley
  July 30, 2023 Â· August 7, 2023

Anguilla Summer Festival is the most anticipated event of the year! A ten day Caribbean Carnival with boat races, costumes, parades, parties and live music. Here is everything you need to know about attending the Anguilla Summer Festival!
carnaval de annecy
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🇫🇷 Annecy Carnival

  France, Annecy
  March 3, 2023 Â· March 5, 2023

If you had to choose a city as a model, Venice is probably your best option. Annecy is known as the Alpine Venice and not just for its Carnival, it has many things in common with Venice.
Carnaval de Aruba
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🇦🇼 Aruba Carnival

  Aruba, Oranjestad
  February 1, 2023 Â· February 28, 2023

Carnival in Aruba is the most anticipated event of the year! It is a whole month of celebrating with parades, parties and live music. You haven’t lived until you have experienced the Aruba Carnival spirit!
carnaval samba asakusa
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🇯🇵 Asakusa Samba Carnival

  Japan, Tokyo
  August 1, 2023 Â· August 31, 2023

Asakusa Samba Carnival Tokyo is a Brazilian Carnival celebration with Samba parades in the middle of Japan.
carnaval atlanta
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🇺🇸 Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

  United States, Atlanta
  May 27, 2023 Â· 

Atlanta Carnival is a Caribbean Carnival celebration in the United States! It is just as colorful, chaotic and fun as any other carnival you would find in the Caribbean! Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Atlanta!
Atlanta Dekalb Carnival
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🇺🇸 Atlanta Dekalb Carnival

  United States, Atlanta
  May 27, 2023 Â· 

The Atlanta Dekalb Carnival is all about embracing and celebrating Caribbean culture in the United States. Parades, parties, food, music and dance for everyone to enjoy!
Carnaval de Bahamas
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🇧🇸 Bahamas Carnival

  Bahamas, Nassau
  April 28, 2023 Â· May 3, 2023

Bahamas Carnival is a wild, vibrant and colourful celebration that embraces local Bahamian culture and heritage.
Carnaval de Baltimore Washington One
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🇺🇸 Baltimore Washington One Carnival

  United States, Baltimore
  July 1, 2023 Â· July 31, 2023

Baltimore Washington One Carnival is all about retaining and promoting Caribbean Carnival to the community through colorful parades, funky music, great food and lots of fun! Here is Everything you need to know about attending this carnival!
Carnaval de Barranquilla
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🇨🇴 Barranquilla Carnival

  Colombia, Barranquilla
  February 18, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Barranquilla Carnival is one of Colombia’s most important folkloric celebrations, and is a fusion of cultures, music, dance and tradition.
Carnaval de Basilea
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🇨🇭 Basel Fasnacht

  Switzerland, Basel
  February 27, 2023 Â· March 1, 2023

Basel Fasnacht is the biggest carnival celebration in Switzerland which occurs during Lent. For 3 wonderful days every year the town descends into colour and chaos.
carnaval batabano
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🇰🇾 Batabano Carnival

  Cayman Island, George Town
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

Batabano is the Cayman Islands annual Caribbean Carnival! It is a wild, vibrant and colourful celebration that embraces Cayman Island culture and heritage. Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in the Cayman Islands.
Carnaval de Bermudas Heroes Weekend
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🇧🇲 Bermuda Heroes Weekend Carnival

  Bermuda, Hamilton
  June 16, 2023 Â· June 19, 2023

Bermuda Heroes Weekend is an incredible carnival that is held every year at the start of summer in Bermuda! It is a fun, vibrant and colorful celebration that embraces local culture and heritage.
Carnaval de Binche
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🇧🇪 Binche Carnival

  Belgium, Binche
  February 19, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Binche Carnival takes place for three days before the start of Lent and has been recognised by UNESCO for its cultural significance.
Carnaval del Orgullo de Birmingham
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🇬🇧 Birmingham Pride Carnival

  United Kingdom, Birmingham
  May 27, 2023 Â· May 28, 2023

Birmingham Pride is a carnival celebration that celebrates love. It is a LGBTQ+ celebration that attracts around 75,000 people who come out to celebrate. Here is everything you need to know about attending Birmingham Pride.
Carnaval de Bishop’s Stortford
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🇬🇧 Bishop’s Stortford Carnival

  United Kingdom, Bishop's Stortford
  June 17, 2023 Â· 

Bishop’s Stortford Carnival is an annual carnival that is all about uniting the community. It is a day of fun, joy and community spirit.
Carnaval de Negros y Blancos en Pasto
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🇨🇴 Black and White Pasto Carnival

  Colombia, Pasto
  January 2, 2023 Â· January 7, 2023

At the start of every year in Pasto, Colombia, something special happens. The whole city unites to celebrate the Black and White Carnival.
Carnaval de la Selva Negra
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🇩🇪 Black Forest Carnival

  Germany, Black Forest
  February 15, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

The Black Forest Carnival or the Swabian-Alemannic Carnival celebrations in Germany are authentic ancient traditions full of wooden masks, witch parades and more.
carnaval braccanal
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🇰🇾 Braccanal Carnival

  Cayman Island, Cayman Brac
  May 11, 2023 Â· May 15, 2023

Braccanal Carnival is one of the incredible carnival celebrations that occur in the Cayman Islands! It is a fun, vibrant and colorful celebration that embraces local culture and heritage. Here is everything you need to know about carnival in the Cayman Islands.
Carnaval de Bridgwater
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🇬🇧 Bridgwater Carnival

  United Kingdom, Bridgwater
  November 4, 2023 Â· 

Bridgwater Carnival is one of the most unique carnivals in the UK! It is an illuminated carnival that will absolutely blow you away!
Carnaval de Cadiz
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🇪🇸 Cadiz Carnival

  Spain, Cadiz
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 23, 2023

Every year the gorgeous city of Cadiz in Spain hosts one of the funniest and most entertaining carnivals in the world! Cadiz Carnival is one of the most extravagant parties you will ever attend. This article is filled with tips, advice and valuable information to help you have the best possible carnival experience!
Carnaval de Calabar
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🇳🇬 Calabar Carnival

  Nigeria, Calabar
  December 1, 2022 Â· December 31, 2022

Calabar Carnival is known as the pride of Nigeria. For the entire month of December the city of Calabar puts on numerous carnival events.
Carnaval de Ciudad del Cabo
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🇿🇦 Cape Town Carnival

  South Africa, Cape Town
  March 18, 2023 Â· 

The Cape Town Carnival is one of the treasures of Africa, a melting pot of cultures that has an amazing parade, epic floats and music that will leave its mark on you forever.
Carifiesta Montreal
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🇨🇦 Carifiesta Montreal

  Canada, Montreal
  July 1, 2023 Â· July 31, 2023

Carifiesta Montreal is an annual summer celebration in Montreal. It is all about embracing and celebrating Caribbean culture.
Carnaval San Francisco
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🇺🇸 Carnaval San Francisco

  United States, San Francisco
  May 27, 2023 Â· May 28, 2023

Carnaval San Francisco which takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco attracts 400,000 people every year and is the most diverse carnival celebration on the west coast.
carnaval de berlin
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🇩🇪 Carnival of Cultures

  Germany, Berlin
  May 26, 2023 Â· May 29, 2023

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin is a parade and carnival celebration that is all about breaking down barriers and bringing people together.
Carriacou Carnival
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🇬🇩 Carriacou Carnival

  Grenada, Carriacou
  February 20, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

This Caribbean Carnival has a unique twist that you won’t find at any other Caribbean Carnival in the world – a Shakespeare Mas!
Carnaval de CayMAS
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🇰🇾 CayMAS Carnival

  Cayman Island, Grand Cayman
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

CayMAS Carnival is one of the incredible carnival celebrations in the Cayman Islands! It is a fun, vibrant and colorful celebration that embraces local culture and heritage.
Carnaval de Charleston Carifest
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🇺🇸 Charleston Carifest

  United States, Charleston
  June 1, 2023 Â· June 30, 2023

Charleston Carifest is all about embracing and celebrating the awesome island cultures and heritage in Charleston South Carolina.
cologne carnival
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🇩🇪 Cologne Carnival

  Germany, Cologne
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

Cologne Carnival is one of Europe’s biggest, best & oldest carnivals. Every year millions dress up & spend six crazy days celebrating carnival in Cologne.
Carnaval de Copenhague
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🇩🇰 Copenhagen Carnival

  Denmark, Copenhagen
  May 26, 2023 Â· May 28, 2023

Copenhagen Carnival moves Brazil to Copenhagen for biggest party of the year! Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Copenhagen.
carnaval cozumel
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🇲🇽 Cozumel Carnival

  Mexico, Cozumel
  February 15, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

The Carnival of Cozumel is considered the best Carnival in the Mexican Caribbean and is one of the oldest in the country. It is divided in two parts: Pre-Carnival and Carnival. This Carnival has over 140 years of history and lasts approximately a month.
Festival Crop Over
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🇧🇧 Crop Over Festival

  Barbados, Bridgetown
  August 7, 2023 Â· August 14, 2023

Crop Over in Barbados is the most anticipated event of the year! It is a whole month of celebrating with parades, parties and live music. You haven’t lived until you have experienced the carnival spirit that is felt in Barbados during Crop Over!
diablos de yare
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🇻🇪 Diablos of Yare Carnival

  Venezuela, San Francisco de Yare
  June 8, 2023 Â· 

Dancing Devils of Yare is one of the most popular Venezuelan religious festivals – It’s celebrated in San Francisco de Yare.
Carnaval de El Callao
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🇻🇪 El Callao Carnival

  Venezuela, El Callao
  February 20, 2023 Â· February 26, 2023

El Callao Carnival is the largest carnival in Venezuela. It has also been recognised by UNESCO for possessing intangible heritage.
encarnaceno
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🇵🇾 Encarnacion Carnival

  Paraguay, Encarnacion
  January 11, 2023 Â· February 18, 2023

Move over Rio! There is another carnival in town! Paraguayans have their own glitzy and colorful carnival celebrations that are said by some to be more fun than Rio! Here is our travel guide to Encarnacion Carnival full of useful information!
carnaval eupen
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🇧🇪 Eupen Carnival

  Belgium, Eupen
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Eupen Carnival in Belgium has been celebrated since the 17th Century. Every year thousands of people come together to enjoy life, dance, feast and have fun before the start of Lent
Carnaval de Foiano della Chiana
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🇮🇹 Foiano della Chiana Carnival

  Italy, Foiano della Chiana
  February 6, 2023 Â· March 5, 2023

Foiano della Chiana Carnival takes place in a tiny rural community in Italy but is one of the country’s most famous and oldest carnivals.
Carnaval de Fortaleza
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🇧🇷 Fortaleza Carnival

  Brazil, Fortaleza
  February 17, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

The Fortaleza Carnival is considered one of the best carnival celebrations to take place in the northeast of Brazil.
Carnaval de Gabrovo
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🇧🇬 Gabrovo Carnival

  Bulgaria, Gabrovo
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

Gabrovo Carnival is the place to go if you need a good laugh! The carnival is all about comedy and satire.
Carnaval de Goa
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🇮🇳 Goa Carnival

  India, Goa
  February 18, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Goa Carnival is one of the few carnivals in Asia and the only carnival celebration in India. It is a colorful and vibrant celebration before the onset of lent. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Goa!
Carnaval de Guadalupe
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🇬🇵 Guadeloupe Carnival

  Guadeloupe, Basse Terre
  January 6, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

The Guadeloupe Carnival is a two-month carnival celebration that occurs before Lent. It is a colorful spectacle full of parades, costumes and tradition.
Carnaval de Gualeguaychu
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🇦🇷 Gualeguaychu Carnival

  Argentina, Gualeguaychú
  January 7, 2023 Â· February 28, 2023

Gualeguaychú Carnival is the world’s longest carnival that is celebrated for two whole months!
Carnaval de Guayana
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🇬🇾 Guyana Carnival

  Guyana, Georgetown
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

Guyana Carnival is an annual carnival in Georgetown, Guyana! It is a wild, vibrant and colorful celebration that embraces local culture and heritage.
carnaval de haiti
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🇭🇹 Haiti Carnival

  Haiti, Port-au-Prince
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Haiti's carnival is the largest cultural event in this Caribbean country, with three days full of joy, dances, parades, comparsas and very striking costumes.
Carnaval Internacional de Harare
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🇿🇼 Harare International Carnival

  Zimbabwe, Harare
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

The Harare International Carnival in Zimbabwe is a carnival that breathes multiculturalism.
carnaval habana
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🇨🇺 Havana Carnival

  Cuba, Havana
  July 1, 2023 Â· August 31, 2023

Among the most unique festivities, the Havana Carnival is one of the most important on the island of Cuba.
Carnaval de Hollywood
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🇺🇸 Hollywood Carnival

  United States, Los Angeles
  June 1, 2023 Â· June 30, 2023

Hollywood Carnival is a Caribbean - American carnival celebration that is colorful, chaotic and filled with revelry.
carnaval houston
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🇺🇸 Houston Caribbean Festival

  United States, Houston
  July 2, 2023 Â· 

Houston Caribbean Festival celebrates Caribbean culture. Enjoy live music performances, DJs, costumes, a mas parade and more
Carnaval de la Isla de Wight
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🇬🇧 Isle of Wight Mardi Gras

  United Kingdom, Isle of Wight
  June 1, 2023 Â· June 30, 2023

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras has something different and attracting that you only can experience it visiting this magical Island.
Carnaval de Ivrea
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🇮🇹 Ivrea Carnival

  Italy, Ivrea
  February 18, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Ivrea Carnival is held every year before Lent in Northern Italy. It is famous for its 3-day Battle of the Oranges which commemorates a Middle-Ages event.
carnaval de jamaica
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🇯🇲 Jamaica Carnival

  Jamaica, Kingston
  April 12, 2023 Â· April 18, 2023

Jamaica Carnival is the place to go if you want to have the time of your life! It is a high energy, vibrant and colorful celebration. Filled with reggae, calypso and soca music. Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Jamaica.
Carnaval de Junkanoo
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🇧🇸 Junkanoo Bahamas

  Bahamas, Nassau
  December 26, 2022 Â· January 1, 2023

Junkanoo Carnival is held every Boxing Day & New Year’s Day. Junkanoo is the heart and soul of Bahamian culture & the most anticipated event of the year! Here is everything you need to know about Junkanoo!
Festival de Kandy
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🇱🇰 Kandy Esala Perahera

  Sri Lanka, Kandy
  July 23, 2023 Â· August 2, 2023

Kandy Esala Perahera is a Buddhist procession and Festival featuring thousands of dancers, musicians, elephants and performers to honor the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha.
cochin carnival
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🇮🇳 Kochi Carnival

  India, Kochi
  December 25, 2022 Â· January 1, 2023

The Kochi (Cochin) Carnival is a ten-day carnival which culminates on New Years that is full of colourful costumes, parties, parades and elephants.
carnaval kurenti
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🇸🇮 Kurentovanje Slovenia

  Slovenia, Ptuj
  February 11, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Kurentovanje or the Kurent Festival has been described as one of Europe’s top ten festivities and dates back to Pagan tribes. 150,000 visitors, 10,000 participants, 4,500 masks and over 150 events!! Here is everything you need to know about celebrating at Kurentovanje!
Carnaval de La Ceiba
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🇭🇳 La Ceiba Carnival

  Honduras, La Ceiba
  May 6, 2023 Â· May 20, 2023

La Ceiba Carnival is the biggest party in Central America! Over half a million people come to Honduras to celebrate carnival!
Mardi Gras en Lafayette
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🇺🇸 Lafayette Mardi Gras

  United States, Lafayette
  February 17, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Lafayette Mardi Gras is the biggest and best party in the United States. It is full of parades, parties and centuries of tradition. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lafayette!
Carnaval de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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🇪🇸 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival

  Spain, Las Palmas
  February 4, 2023 Â· March 5, 2023

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival is one of the most vibrant parties in Europe. Everyone is welcome to join!
Carnaval de Las Tablas
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🇵🇦 Las Tablas Carnival

  Panama, Las Tablas
  February 17, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

Most people may think of Brazil when they hear the word carnival. But you may not know one of the biggest and most colorful celebrations takes place in Las Tablas, Panama! Which has over 200,000 people come and celebrate one of the world’s best carnivals.
Carnaval Caribeño de Leicester
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🇬🇧 Leicester Caribbean Carnival

  United Kingdom, Leicester
  August 1, 2023 Â· August 31, 2023

Leicester Caribbean Carnival is a vibrant display of Caribbean culture and heritage which takes place in Leicester!
Carnaval de Limoux
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🇫🇷 Limoux Carnival

  France, Limoux
  January 15, 2023 Â· March 26, 2023

Limoux Carnival is a traditional folkloric carnival that is over 400 years old. It runs from January until April making it one of the longest carnivals in France!
Festival de Brazilica de Liverpool
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🇬🇧 Liverpool Brazilica Festival

  United Kingdom, Liverpool
  July 1, 2023 Â· July 31, 2023

Liverpool comes alive with the sound of samba this summer when one of the city’s cultural highlights the Liverpool Brazilica Festival returns this July!
carnaval internacional luton
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🇬🇧 Luton International Carnival

  United Kingdom, Luton
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 31, 2023

Luton International Carnival is an annual carnival celebration in Luton. It is the biggest one day carnival celebration! It is the UK’s second biggest carnival after Notting Hill.
carnaval de malta
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🇲🇹 Malta Carnival

  Malta, Valletta
  February 17, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about Il-Karnival Ta’ Malta 2022. This carnival has been celebrated for over six centuries and is one of the most beloved and anticipated events of the year.
carnaval martinica
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🇲🇶 Martinique Carnival

  Martinique, Fort-de-France
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 22, 2023

The Martinique Carnival is one of the most popular festivals in the Caribbean, which makes this island receive a large number of visitors during the month of February who want to experience this magical celebration.
carnaval mashramani
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🇬🇾 Mashramani Carnival

  Guyana, Georgetown
  February 23, 2023 Â· February 24, 2023

Mashramani or Mash for short is the name given to Guyana's carnival, which not only celebrates this date but also commemorates the day the South American country became a Republic.
Masopust
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🇨🇿 Masopust in the Hlinecko Region

  Czech Republic, Hlinecko
  Feb 17 - Feb 21 2023

Masopust in the Hlinekco Region are authentic Czech Shrovetide processions that are so unique that have been recognised by UNESCO.
prague carnival
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🇨🇿 Masopust Prague – Prague Bohemian Carnival

  Czech Republic, Prague
  Feb 16 - Feb 22 2023

Colorful parades, performances and exhibitions of artistic skills with lots of people gathered to celebrate one of the best carnivals worldwide.
Carnaval de Mazatlan
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🇲🇽 Mazatlan Carnival

  Mexico, Mazatlan
  Feb 16 - Feb 21 2023

Mazatlán Carnival is said to be the third biggest carnival in the world with over a million people celebrating in the city for the six days before Lent. Here is everything you need to know to celebrate carnival in Mazatlán
Carnaval Miami Broward
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🇺🇸 Miami Carnival

  United States, Miami
  October 6, 2023 Â· October 9, 2023

Carnival lovers and Mas Players get excited because Caribbean Carnival is back! Get excited for the Miami Carnival, one of the only carnivals in the entire world to take place this year!
carnaval monihei
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🇨🇳 Monihei Carnival

  China, Cangyuan
  May 1, 2023 Â· May 3, 2023

The Monihei Carnival in China is an incredible celebration that honors the creation myths of the Wa People, whose culture has been around for over 3000 years.
Carnaval de Montevideo
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🇺🇾 Montevideo Carnival

  Uruguay, Montevideo
  January 19, 2023 Â· February 28, 2023

The best guide for your trip to Montevideo Carnival 2022. All the info about this beautiful carnival in Uruguay.
Carnaval de Nairobi
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🇰🇪 Nairobi Mardi Gras Festival

  Kenya, Nairobi
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date October 2023

Nairobi Mardi Gras Carnival promotes African Heritage, Promotes the Afro music, Food and dance over the Mashujaa weekend.
Mardi Gras de Nueva Orleans
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🇺🇸 New Orleans Mardi Gras

  United States, New Orleans
  Jan 6 - Feb 21 2023

New Orleans Mardi Gras is the biggest and best party in the United States. It is full of parades, parties and 600 years of carnival tradition that date back to Medieval Europe and followed France to her colonies in the USA. Here is everything you need to know about attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Carnaval de Niza
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🇫🇷 Nice Carnival

  France, Nice
  Feb 10 – Feb 26 2023

Nice Carnival is one of the biggest, best and oldest carnivals in the world. For 12 days millions of people celebrate carnival in the French Riviera. Here is everything you need to know about attending canival in Nice!
Festival Caribeño de NOLA
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🇺🇸 NOLA Caribbean Festival

  United States, New Orleans
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date October 2023

NOLA Caribbean Carnival is all about celebrating and embracing Caribbean culture in New Orleans. Parades, parties, food, dance, music and fun for the whole family.
Carnaval de Northampton
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🇬🇧 Northampton Carnival

  United Kingdom, Northampton
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Dates June 2023

Northampton Carnival is a fun filled carnival celebration for the whole family! It is an incredible day where you can watch the amazing parade or watch some free concerts, go on some rides, eat delicious food from around the world and have fun with the community.
Carnaval de Notting Hill
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🇬🇧 Notting Hill Carnival

  United Kingdom, London
  Aug 27 - Aug 28 2023

Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most exciting & colorful events worldwide. For 2-days millions overtake west London for Europe’s biggest street party.
Carnaval de Nuneaton
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🇬🇧 Nuneaton Carnival

  United Kingdom, Nuneaton
  Jun 11 2023

Nuneaton Carnival brings the whole community together for a fun day out that also raises money for much needed causes!
Carnaval de Orlando
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🇺🇸 Orlando Carnival

  United States, Orlando
  May 26 - May 28 2023

Orlando Carnival is a Caribbean - American carnival celebration that is colorful, chaotic and filled with revelry.
carnaval oruro
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🇧🇴 Oruro Carnival

  Bolivia, Oruro
  Feb 16 – Feb 22 2023

Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s top tourist attraction. It is an incredible mix between the ancient Andean and Spanish colonial traditions and religions. Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Oruro, Bolivia.
carnaval de ouro preto
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🇧🇷 Ouro Preto Carnival

  Brazil, Ouro Preto
  Feb 17 - Feb 21 2023

Ouro Preto is one of Brazil's most unique carnivals because everything is organized by its student population. Here is everything you need to know to attend carnival in Ouro Preto.
carnaval de ovar
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🇵🇹 Ovar Carnival

  Portugal, Ovar
  Feb 1 - Mar 5 2023

The city of Ovar hosts every year one of the most important Carnival celebrations of the country, where the most important event for the folklore of Portugal takes place every year.
Carnaval Tropical de París
Carnivals

🇫🇷 Paris Tropical Carnival

  France, Paris
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date July 2023

The Paris Tropical Carnival is the highlight of the Parisian Summer when Caribbean culture takes over the city of Paris.
Carnaval de Patras
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🇬🇷 Patras Carnival

  Greece, Patras
  Jan 17 – Feb 27 2023

Patras Carnival is not only the biggest carnival in Greece, it is also one of the biggest and best carnival celebrations in all of Europe. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Patras!
Carnaval de Preston
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🇬🇧 Preston Caribbean Carnival

  United Kingdom, Preston
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Dates June 2023

Preston Caribbean Carnival brings Preston to life with all things Caribbean. It is a great carnival for the whole community to enjoy whilst embracing Caribbean culture and heritage!
Purim en Israel
Carnivals

🇮🇱 Purim Carnival

  Middle East, Israel
  Mar 6 - Mar 8 2023

Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Jewish people being saved from persecution over 2000 years ago. It is one of the most joyous Jewish holidays often called the Jewish Mardi Gras. Here is your guide to celebrating Purim in Israel!
carnaval putignano
Carnivals

🇮🇹 Putignano Carnival

  Italy, Putignano
  December 12, 2022 – February 25, 2023

Welcome to Putignano, a Carnival rich with history and one of the most enduring traditions in the world. The floats and festivities in this Italian city are sure to impress you.
carnaval invierno quebec
Carnivals

🇨🇦 Quebec Winter Carnival

   Canada, Quebec
  Feb 3 - Feb 12 2023

Quebec Winter Carnival is the world’s largest winter carnival. Every year a million people attend this carnival which is the largest winter festival in the world! Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Quebec!!
carnaval recife olinda
Carnivals

🇧🇷 Recife & Olinda Carnival

  Brazil, Recife
  Feb 17 – Feb 22 2023

Carnival in Recife and Olinda is said by many to be Brazil’s best carnival. It has been called Brazil’s most authentic carnival celebrations. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Recife and Olinda.
Carnaval de Rijeka
Carnivals

🇭🇷 Rijeka Carnival

  Croatia, Rijeka
  Feb 17 - Feb 22 2023

Rijeka Carnival is Croatia’s biggest party! Carnival in Rijeka is known as being the fifth season because it’s a period of happiness and celebrations that lasts from NY till Ash Wednesday! Here is everything you need to know. about carnival in Rijeka.
Carnaval de Río de Janeiro
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🇧🇷 Rio de Janeiro Carnival

  Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
  Feb 17 – Feb 25 2023

Carnival is celebrated all around the world but without a doubt Rio de Janeiro is the greatest of them all! This article is filled with lots of useful information, advice, tips and more to help you have the best time ever at Rio Carnival!
carnaval nacional de san cristóbal y nieves
Carnivals

🇰🇳 Saint Kitts & Nevis National Carnival

  St Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre
  Dec 24 2022 - Jan 2 2023

Buckle up; because this carnival is known as the best small island carnival in the world!
Carnaval Salvador
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🇧🇷 Salvador Carnival

  Brazil, Salvador
  Feb 17 – Feb 21 2023

Salvador Carnival is the largest street party in the world and many say it is the best place in Brazil to celebrate carnival! Here is everything you need to know about attending carnival in Salvador, Brazil!
Carnaval de Santiago de Cuba
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🇨🇺 Santiago de Cuba Carnival

  Cuba, Santiago de Cuba
  Jul 17 -Jul 27 2023

Carnival of Santiago de Cuba is said to be the soul of the city. It is the event that the locals spend an entire year planning for and looking forward too! It is all about music and dance and is famous for their comparsas!
Carnaval de São Paulo
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🇧🇷 São Paulo Carnival

  Brazil, São Paulo
  Feb 16 - 21 2023

Sao Paulo Carnival is one of Brazil’s best carnival celebrations. It puts on Samba Parades that can easily rival the ones seen at Rio.
Carnaval de Sitges
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🇪🇸 Sitges Carnival

  Spain, Sitges
  Feb 15 - Feb 22 2023

Sitges Carnival is known as one of the top ten carnival celebrations in the world. Situated in the Spanish Mediterranean this winter carnival is famous for its debauchery. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Sitges!
Carnaval Batik de Solo
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🇮🇩 Solo Batik Carnival

  Indonesia, Surakarta
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date July 2023

The Royal city of Solo in Central Java, Indonesia hosts the annual Solo Batik Carnival every year to shine a light on Indonesian culture and heritage.
Carnaval de Carolina del Sur
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🇺🇸 South Carolina Carnival

  United States, Columbia
  Jun 9 - 11 2023

South Carolina Carnival is a carnival celebration that is all about good music, food and culture!
Carnaval de San Juan
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🇺🇸 St John Carnival

  US Virgin Island, St John
  Jun 25 - Jul 4 2023

St John Festival has been celebrated for 65 years! Is a vibrant display of local culture and heritage which takes place in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the beautiful island of St John!
Carnaval de Santa Lucía
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🇱🇨 St Lucia Carnival

  St Lucia, Castries
  Jul 12 - 19 2023

St Lucia Carnival is a vibrant display of local culture and heritage which takes place in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the beautiful island of St Lucia!
carnaval de st maarten
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🇸🇽 St. Maarten Carnival

  St Maarten, Philipsburg
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date May 2023

St. Maarten Carnival is the place to go if you want to have the time of your life! It is a high energy, vibrant and colorful celebration in a tropical paradise!
carnaval saint thomas
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🇺🇸 St. Thomas Carnival

  US Virgin Island, St Thomas
  ðŸŸ  Estimated Date May 2023

St. Thomas Carnival is the place to go if you want to have the time of your life! It is a high energy, vibrant and colorful celebration in a tropical paradise!
carnaval de tampa bay
Carnivals

🇺🇸 Tampa Bay Carnival

  United States, Tampa
   Apr 22 2023

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival is the place to go if you want to have the time of your life! It is a high energy, vibrant and colorful celebration that is all about celebrating Caribbean-American cul-ture!
carnaval tenerife
Carnivals

🇪🇸 Tenerife Carnival

  Spain, Tenerife
  Jan 20 – Feb 26 2023

Tenerife Carnival is second only to Rio de Janeiro! It is famous all over the world for its colorful and vibrant celebrations and parties. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating carnival in Tenerife!
Festival de la Heiva
Carnivals

🇵🇫 The Heiva Festival

  Tahiti, Papeete
  Jul 1 - Jul 31 2023

The Heiva is known as the Polynesian Celebration of Life. It’s a quintessential celebration of all things French Polynesian.
Maspalomas Carnival
Carnivals

🇪🇸 The International Carnival of Maspalomas

  Spain, Maspalomas
  Mar 9 - Mar 19 2023

Maspalomas Carnival takes place in a resort town in Spain’s Canary Islands. There is no better place to enjoy carnival with wild parties, great weather and beautiful beaches.
Fiesta del Limón
Carnivals

🇫🇷 The Menton Lemon Festival

  France, Menton
  Feb 11 - Feb 26 2023

The Menton Lemon Festival is a unique event celebrating citrus fruits! It has grown into one of France's greatest festivals! Here is everything you need to know about attending the Menton Lemon Festival!
Carnaval del Orgullo LGBT de Sídney
Carnivals

🇦🇺 The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  Australia, Sydney
  7 Feb - 5 Mar 2023

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the biggest pride event in the world that takes place in the beautiful city of Sydney. It is a celebration of love that knows no bounds. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney!
carnaval de torello
Carnivals

🇪🇸 Torello Carnival (Carnaval de Terra Endins)

  Spain, Torello
  Feb 16 - Feb 22 2023

Torelló is a tiny Catalonian town that’s population increases tenfold during carnival! This is because they put on one of the most creative and innovative carnivals in all of Spain.
caribana
Carnivals

🇨🇦 Toronto Caribbean Carnival or Caribana

  Canada, Toronto
  Aug 3 - Aug 7 2023

Toronto's Caribbean Carnival is a three-week celebration of Caribbean music, cuisine, costumes, tradition and culture.
Carnaval de Trinidad y Tobago
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🇹🇹 Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

  Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain
  Feb 15 – Feb 23 2023

Trinidad and Tobago is the best Caribbean Carnival in the world. Many carnivals across the world have based their celebrations on Trinidad’s Carnival. This is the most in-depth guide on attending Trinidad Carnival!
Carnaval de Venecia
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🇮🇹 Venice Carnival

  Italy, Venice
  11 Feb - 21 Feb 2023

There is no other place in the world that celebrates carnival like Venice! This article is filled with loads of useful information, tips, advice and valuable insight to help you plan the best Venetian vacation possible!
Carnaval de Veracruz
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🇲🇽 Veracruz Carnival

  Mexico, Veracruz
  Jun 29 - Jul 5 2023

Mexican Carnivals are some of the best in the world and Veracruz Carnival is said to be Mexico’s best carnival! You must travel here to experience first hand one of the best carnivals north of Rio!
carnaval de verona
Carnivals

🇮🇹 Verona Carnival

  Italy, Verona
  February 16, 2023 Â· February 21, 2023

We have to go back to the late Middle Ages to find the origins of the Carnival of Verona, whose original name is Bacanal del Gnoco.
Carnaval de Viareggio
Carnivals

🇮🇹 Viareggio Carnival

  Italy, Viareggio
  Feb 4 - Feb 25 2023

Viareggio Carnival is one of the world's most renowned carnival celebrations because of their jaw-dropping 30m high papier-mache carnival floats. This article is filled with a lot of useful information, tips, advice and more valuable insight to help you plan the best possible Viareggio Vacation!
Vincy Mas
Carnivals

🇻🇨 Vincy Mas Carnival

  St Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown
  Jun 30 - Jul 14 2023

Vincy Mas is the vibrant and colorful Caribbean carnival celebration that takes place on the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Fiesta de La Virgen de La Tirana
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🇨🇱 Virgin of La Tirana Festival

  Chile, La Tirana
  Jul 15 - Jul 17 2023

The Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana is one of the biggest religious celebrations in Chile, where 250,000 people make their way to the small town of La Tirana, for 10 days of celebrations dedicated to the patron saint of Chile, La Virgen del Carmen.
Desfile del Labor Day
Carnivals

🇺🇸 West Indian Day Parade

  United States, New York
  Sep 4 2023

West Indian Day Parade (Labor Day Parade) is the most colorful event in NYC where around three million people come out to celebrate Caribbean culture.
carnaval whitley bay
Carnivals

🇬🇧 Whitley Bay Carnival

  United Kingdom, Whitley Bay
  May 26 - 28 2023

Whitley Bay Carnival is fun for the entire family to enjoy. Filled with lots of live music, entertainment, food and drink vendors and of course a colourful parade.
Carnaval de Woodley
Carnivals

🇬🇧 Woodley Carnival

  United Kingdom, Woodley
  Jun 10 2023

Woodley Community Carnival is an annual carnival that is all about uniting the community. It is a day of fun, joy and community spirit
Zomercarnaval
Carnivals

🇳🇱 Zomercarnaval

  Netherlands, Rotterdam
  Jul 28 - 29 2023

Zomercarnaval is one of Europe’s biggest street parties and the streets of Rotterdam are transformed into a tropical paradise every summer.
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