The best carnivals in the world are those that offer the greatest possibilities of participation. In other words, fun, color, music and celebrations to which everyone is invited. These are the 4 carnivals that we like the most. Grab your mask and come dance.
The Best Carnivals in the World in Europe
It’s hard not to start this short list of the best carnivals in the world without mentioning Venice. It is the most elegant carnival on the planet. Ribbons of people flock to this floating city to ride a gondola disguised in expensive costumes and masks that cost real fortunes. In fact, the Venetians themselves spend the entire year making their costumes.
Not in vain the Venetian carnival has been seen in countless movies and even Edgar Allan Poe has a horror tale that takes place in the streets of Venice during Carnival. It is about The Amontillado barrel. But don’t worry, the city is very safe.
The only thing you need to make sure of is that your costume meets the city’s very high standards. The people of Venice take this celebration very seriously. They won’t let you down, so don’t let them down.
The Canary Islands are one of the tourist destinations with the longest carnival tradition in Spain. In Tenerife the carnival lasts a whole week, people dress up every day in a different outfit and attend public parades and private parties. Although the show par excellence is the choice of the Carnival queen.
The aspirants parade in dresses of many kilos of pesos, adorned with feathers, rhinestones and real architectural jewels made into suits. A jury decides which is the best costume, the best makeup and the woman who has worn the best both. Going to the great Tenerife Carnival parade is an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their life.
The twin celebration to that of Tenerife is that of Las palmas de Gran Canaria. Here, not only the Carnival Queen is chosen, but the Drag Queen. And it is these queens in their own right that garner the most attention. Their costumes, their rhythm, their makeup, will take your breath away. And the weather in the Canary Islands is always perfect.
The Best Carnivals in the World of the American Continent
Bolivia, Home of La Diablada
If Mexico is one of the best destinations to celebrate Halloween, or the Day of the Dead, Bolivia stands out as a destination to experience a different carnival.
The Oruro Carnival has been declared a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” (UNESCO) and it combines the Christian tradition with local traditions and ancient customs that come from Greece or Rome.
It is in Oruro where one of the best carnivals in the world and in Bolivia itself is found. Although the country has carnival celebrations throughout its geography. In this town, on February 2, a massive parade is held in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria. People dance through the streets in a public festival called La Diablada .
The importance of the festival is such that up to 10,000 musicians and more than 30,000 dancers gather there. A hubbub that you cannot miss if you are going to travel to Bolivia at this time.
Brazil, the Jewel of the Best Carnivals in the World
When we talk about music, color and fun we cannot forget Brazil. In fact, Rio de Janeiro is likely the city you have thought of when you read the title of this week’s article. Where else would one of the best and most famous carnivals in the world be held?
In Rio, people take to the streets to live the party with the same passion as in Venice. But here the party is more popular and much friendlier. The costume matters less than the fun. In fact, the carnival in Rio de Janeiro does not include masks.
The star of the festivities is the Sambadrome. Endless parades of musicians and dancers spend hours dancing samba, smiling and enjoying themselves. If you want to experience one of the best carnivals in the world first-hand and participate in it overnight, travel to Brazil.
Now you know the four best carnivals in the world. Some are more serious, others more unbridled. Some have institutional recognition and others the fame that years of success give them among their own and others. You choose the type of carnival you prefer. When you have made your decision, get in touch with us and we will help you prepare the best carnival themed holidays of your life. Of course, costume and rhythm are on your part.