In many Roman Catholic countries, Carnival, that great excuse for a party before the solemnity of Lent, takes place in early February this year. Of course you don’t have to be Roman Catholic to attend; you just need to be in the mood for lots of merrymaking, music, dancing and colourful parades. If the winter weather has been making you feel gloomy, take a break and head to one of these great places to attend Carnival.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2. Salvador, Brazil
3. New Orleans, Louisiana
4. Venice, Italy
5. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
6. Viareggio, Italy
7. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
If you want to attend, you may want to know how to score last-minute deals without the stress.