The “big three” Carnival parades of the western world may be over, but if you missed the fun last week in Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago or (Mardi Gras) New Orleans – or if you just don’t want the fun to end – you’ll be happy to know that Carnival is actually a 12-month-a-year affair.
The most popular Carnival celebrations are pre-Lenten, taking place on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
But there are Carnival celebrations that occur throughout the year across the globe – from the Caribbean, all the way to Europe.
If you plan ahead, you can be a part of them all. Here’s a list of the upcoming Carnival celebrations you don’t want to miss…
Dates: April 27 – May 1
VI Carnival, St. Thomas
Dates: May 4-7, 2011
DC Caribbean Carnival, Washington DC
Dates: June 25-26
Dates: July 29-31
Dates: July 29 – August 3
Notting Hill Carnival, London
Dates: August 26-29
West Indian American Day Carnival, Brooklyn NY
Dates: September 1-5
Dates: October 6-10
St. Kitts Carnival
Dates: December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012