Here you can see a list of the best Carnivals around the world:
New Orleans, USA.
The traditional celebration takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday and is marked with parades and marches through many neighbourhoods in the city.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This is the biggest carnival in the globe and attracts more than 500,000 foreign visitors each year.
Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The carnival is the most important event in the islands calendar and is celebrated annually on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
This annual weekend celebration of Caribbean culture draws nearly one million visitors to Toronto’s streets and waterfront.
The coastal French city celebrates carnival for almost two weeks annually; one key feature is the giant floats paraded through the streets.
The Italian carnival takes a new theme each year, but one consistant element is the multitude of masks adorned by entertainers and visitors alike.
Carnival season takes hold of the whole island, however the majority of the festivities are cantered around Kingston and it is hard not to get involved.
UNESCO declared this carnival as a ‘Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ in 2003 and has been attracting visitors since the end of the 19th century.
The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966.
Inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008, this carnival takes place each year in the small mining town, 240km south of La Paz.