Carnivals have a very long tradition, especially the popular ones around the world. They all date from years back when people had a completely different way to stay busy and have fun. Thankfully, that heritage is still transferred from generation to generation. You’ll be surprised to hear about the long history of these events listed below. They all started way back and are still some of the greatest happenings of their type.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Officially the most talked-about carnival in the world is the one in Rio. Every single year the number of people there becomes even more insane. The most interesting thing about this event is that it’s the biggest carnival on earth as well. It spans over 5 days when so many people from all around the world try to get their tickets to Brazil. The estimated number of guests in a day is more than two million. It’s such an impressive number, but there’s plenty to see. It all started in 1723, and this year will start on March 2 and end on March 9.
This trip is on the bucket list of so many people. The streets are crowded with so many amazing costumes, while the performances are really next level. The whole festive spirit of the carnival is what makes the happening so special. Everyone’s most favorite part of the five days is the Samba Parade happening at Sambodromo. Over 200 schools for samba attend the parade and present their performances.
This is one of the oldest carnivals in the world and dates back to the 13th century. Today it is a very opulent even where the participants show up in stunning masks and costumes. When it all began the rich and famous would put on their masks and go hang out with the poor. The extravaganza happens every year. This year you can follow it from February 16 to March 5. The only thing people have to do is find one of those ceramic masks that are typical of Venice. You can opt for a full costume, or simply stick to the mask. The event brings a huge crowd of tourists to this place. During the time of Mussolini, he established a law that banned the Venice carnival. That’s why the event did not happen from sometime in the 1930s to 1970s.
Tenerife is such a magical place with or without carnivals. This year it will start on February 24 and will end on March 10. As you can see, the extravaganza lasts for two whole weeks. There are so many jaw-dropping costumes, all in vibrant colors. If you ever find a way to get there, you will definitely have the time of your life. Plus, it’s always warm in Spain. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a true spectacle. It happens in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the biggest Canary Island. There is also a competition for the Queen of the carnival.
New Orleans, America
Also known as Mardi Gras, this is one of the most popular carnivals in the USA. It is actually a holiday, celebrated with costumes and masks. Everyone gets out of their houses and they start taking over the streets of New Orleans. It’s made even better with a huge parade and breath-taking looks.