Carnival 2020 is fast approaching, with this year’s edition of the holiday set to take place on the 24th and 25th of February. While some regions on Earth don’t celebrate this holiday, others are absolutely obsessed with putting on a big party on these special dates.
Looking to experience the magic of Carnival? Check out these three recommendations for places to celebrate it.l
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, located in the Spanish Canary Islands, has arguably Spain’s biggest Carnival celebration. Here, you can celebrate the festivities with singing groups, bands, and parades that culminate with the “burial of the sardine” to commemorate the end of Carnival.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans’ celebration of Carnival basically boils down to “Mardi Gras,” or Fat Tuesday. The Big Easy turns into a massive party on this day, with all kinds of raucous celebrations in a day full of excess that marks the last day before the beginning of Lent.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is probably the world’s biggest and most internationally renowned Carnival. Elaborate outfits, endless food and drink, and a city that essentially shuts down to host a massive party make Carnival in Rio a bucket list experience.