Which Carnivals Should be on Your Bucket List?

July 1, 2014

Carnivals are very popular for the entire family. However, some carnivals are a bit more lavish than just a local fair or state fair. If you’re looking for the most luxurious carnivals to add to your bucket list, here are a few you should consider.

Mardi Gras

Of course, one of the most popular carnivals in the United States, Mardi Gras started all the way back in the 18th century. It was brought over by French colonists and has become a huge tradition in the New Orleans area. The festivals last about two weeks in the French District on Bourbon Street and take over many of the other surrounding areas. Typically, it starts in January.

Nice Carnival

Another very grand event happening on the French Riviera is the Nice Carnival. This is a winter celebration in France and provides two days of incredible fun. With plenty of people dressing up in colored costumes, fireworks, boats, colored paper cartoons and so much more, this is certainly one to add to the bucket list.

Venice Carnival

The lace costumes, colored outfits, porcelain masks and other glamorous choices provide plenty of luxury at the Venice Carnival. An average ball ticket cost $700 and the VIP tickets are far more expensive. The festival runs for two weeks in February and March every year. It includes open-air shows, plenty of balls, parades and so much more.

Rio Carnival

Not only one of the most luxurious, but also one of the most expensive, the Rio Carnival cost about $3,000 per person, per day. The costumes are amazing and made from the best fabrics in the world. The festival runs for five to seven days in February every year. It includes plenty of fun parties, dances, parades and so much more.

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Add these incredible carnivals to your bucket list and you will be attending some of the most amazing celebrations across the globe. Expect to spend a small fortune just to enjoy the carnivals and even more to get the full experience.

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