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Santa Cruz Carnival de Tenerife 2020

February 19 - March 1
They sure know how to throw a fiesta in Spain, and the annual Santa Cruz Carnival (Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is a shining example of a 12-day pumping...
Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2020

February 21 - February 29
Rio Carnival in 2019 begins on 1 March in the afternoon and ends on 6 March when the last reveller flops to the floor. Locals know where to go and what to do; however, as...
Panama Carnival

Panama Carnival (Panama Carnaval), 2020

February 21 - February 26
The Panama Carnival (or Carnaval in Spanish) is the biggest celebration of the year in the Central American nation. Here’s how it’s done. Bring your water pistol. During the day...
Barranquilla Carnival Colombia

Barranquilla Carnival 2020, Colombia

February 22 - February 25
The sensational Barranquilla Carnival held in February in Colombia is the world’s second biggest fiesta with magnificent street parades, traditional dancers, lots of local...
Carnaval de Binche

Carnaval de Binche 2020, Belgium

February 23 - February 25
Eerie, identical wax masks, colossal ostrich plume hats, confetti in churches and orange throwing: the medieval Carnaval de Binche (or Carnival of Binche) is like no other in the world....
trinidad carnival carnivals 2019

Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain 2020

February 24 - February 25
The World’s greatest party might be in Rio de Janeiro, but the Trinidad Carnival is a mix of centuries of tradition and solid fun, and is probably the most vibrant...
New Orleans Mardi Gras

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2020

February 25
New Orleans Mardi Gras or ‘Fat Tuesday’ is one of the biggest parties in the USA and very distinct from the Rio Carnival or the Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain....

Olney Pancake Race, Buckinghamshire, UK, 2019

February 25
While people around the UK are celebrating the approach of Lent by tossing pancakes in the warmth of their own kitchen, the gentlefolk of one Buckinghamshire town take to the...

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Corinthian Travel Steps into Armenia

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Escorted Tour of Historical Albania

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