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Jigyasha Prasad Jan 20 2014

Which are the best Carnivals around the world 2014?

Mercy Jacob Jan 20 2014
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If you are looking forward for a trip full of festivity, fun and carnivals, then here’s a list of the best Carnivals around the world 2014. These are moments that nurture the soul and help us learn and define the culture and traditions of various places.


Quebec Winter Carnival 2014


Celebrate the biggest Winter Carnival at the world’s snow capital, Quebec. Experience the magic of winter at this carnival with an amazing winter amusement park and an array of other activities such as snow-rides, sleigh rides, skating and many more. There are wonderful activities specially designed for the kids. Don’t forget to click pictures with the seven-foot-tall, 400-pound jolly snowman, who looks stunning. The magical Night Parades is a must watch to complete the whole experience.

Photo of Quebec Winter Carnival (by Official Website)


When : 31st Jan - 16th Feb 2014
Where : Quebec, Canada


Berlin Film Festival

Come and witness the Berlin Film Festival where the entire world of film gathers together for a glamorous celebration. Stars flock at the red carpet presenting their films to their fans and the critics. In addition to the main competition, the festival has other activities in store such as panorama, forum, generation for children and youth and German cinema perspectives. Enthusiastic fans and film buffs from around the world come to experience and enjoy this glorious festival. Check out Berlin’s Travel Guide to know more about this beautiful city.

Photo of Berlin Film Festival (by Official Website)


When : 6th - 16th February, 2014
Where : Berlin, Germany

Rio Carnival

Considered to be the biggest carnival of the world, Rio Carnival is celebrated throughout the country of Brazil. Five days of celebration with two million people per day on the streets, the place becomes full of energy, enthusiasm and fun and people dance, sing and enjoy to the fullest. Some of the highlights here include the wonderful samba displayed by different samba schools, the competition between them and the resplendent street carnival where the parade takes place. This carnival gives you a chance to learn about the true Brazilian culture. Check famous places to visit in Rio de Janeiro.

Photo of Rio Carnival (by Official Website)

When: 8th - 12th February, 2014
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Known as the Rose of the North, the city of Chiang Mai blooms into flowers in the month of February. The Chiang Mai Flower Festival is held every year during this season, with stunning parades, exhibits of over 200 species of flowering, ornamental plants and an insight into the unique culture of the Thai people, the festival becomes a wonderful experience especially for the nature lovers and the photographers. When here, don't forget to see the gorgeous displays of yellow and white chrysanthemums, and the Damask Rose, a variety found only in Chiang Mai.

Photo of Chiang Mai Flower Festival (by Stefan Maurer)


When : 7th - 9th February, 2014
Where : Chiang Mai, Thailand

Samba Carnival, Germany

If you are a true Samba lover, then head towards Bremen which plays host to the largest samba carnival in Germany. Thousands of drummers and dancers with colourful costumes, fanciful masks celebrate this popular carnival. The samba beats, percussion bands, drums, music, beats are all set to bring the fun out of you. Dance to the tunes of this amazing carnival, all dressed up in masks and plumes. This carnival is a unique experience that you wouldn't want to miss!

Photo of Bremen Carnival (by Official Website)

When : 21th- 22th February, 2014
Where : Bremen, Germany


The Carnival of Venice

Bring out the crazy side of you at this stunning carnival which is one of the internationally known festivals. The carnival was started to bring back the history and culture of Venice. People wear elaborate masks and colourful costumes roam around the city celebrating this wonderful festival. One of the most important events is the contest for ‘la maschera più bella - the most beautiful mask’ placed at the last weekend of the Carnival and juried by a panel of international costume and fashion designers. Approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for this Carnival. Come and be a part of this celebration which is one of the best carnivals of the world.

Photo of Venice Carnival (by Frank Kovalchek)


When : 22nd Feb - 4th March, 2014
Where : Venice, Italy

The Nice Carnival, France

The biggest carnival of France promises you unforgettable entertainment, spreading the euphoria through its dance, song, music and people. The Carnival offers a wonderful opportunity to discover Nice in winter, the mild climate, the luminosity of the sky and the art of living on the French Riviera will further enhance the festival that is already rich in confetti and excitement! This year the theme of the carnival will be ‘The King of Gastronomy’. The carnival includes fascinating parades, flower shows and the marvelous parade of lights. The streets are full with stalls selling gifts and delicious food.

Photo of Nice Carnival (by Official Facebook Website)


When : 14th February - 4th March
Where : France

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, Spain

Santa Cruz is all set to welcome you to its resplendent carnival which starts with an amazing parade in the morning and reaches its height during the night when thousands of people and dozens of musicians fill the streets making merry. The carnival which has two parts include, the official one where more than a hundred groups of murgas, comparsas, rondallas and other musical groups perform to the fullest. The street carnival is the other one where people celebrate on the streets, most of whom wear a disguise in accordance with Carnival tradition.

Photo of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival (by Official Facebook Website)


When : Feb 27th - March 6th, 2014
Where : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Notting Hill Carnival


Whether you want to join in the fun or simply watch the crowds go by, don't miss the chance to be part of one of Europe’s biggest and best annual events. Twenty miles of vibrant colourful costumes surround over 40 static sound systems, cultural delights, amazing food stalls and 1 million visitors makes the event all the more joyful. The city gives itself up to music and fun, some of the main events of the carnival include - The London Calypso Tent, Panorama, Children's Carnival and the Grand Parade.

Photo of Notting Hill Carnival (by Cristiano Betta)


When : 24th - 25th August, 2014
Where : Notting Hill, Europe

The Carnival of Goa, India

The Goa carnival is a wonderful option for those who stay in India and want to experience the fun and frolic of being in a carnival. Colourful parades, lively processions, foot tapping music and exotic dance performances are some of the main elements of this carnival. For more information, check out Goa Carnival 2014.

When : 9th - 12th February, 2014
Where : Goa, India

Carnival is a time of celebration, filling your life with joy and happiness. Now, gather your friends and family, choose the destination you love to go to and make this experience all the more magical with best carnivals around the world 2014.

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