Why Do Rio Carnival Dates Change Every Year?
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is a world famous festival that happens before Lent. The Brazilian Carnival has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome celebrations that later, were incorporated into the Catholic liturgical calendar. By the Catholic Calendar, Carnival is always celebrated seven Sundays before the Sunday of Easter.
Easter Sunday is immediately after the full moon that occurs between March 22 and April 26. This difference in dates happen because the calendar used to set the months and days of the year is based on the sun and the calendar that set the dates of Easter is based on the moon, so every year the dates will change and that affects the Rio Carnival dates.
Rio Carnival Dates through 2030
Carnival Dates 2016: February 5th – 10th
Carnival Dates 2017: February 24th – March 1st
Carnival Dates 2018: February 9th – 14th
Carnival Dates 2019: March 1st – 6th
Carnival Dates 2020: February 21st – 26th
Carnival Dates 2021: February 12th – 17th
Carnival Dates 2022: February 25th – March 2nd
Rio Carnival Dates 2023: February 17th – 22nd
Rio Carnival Dates 2024: February 9th – 14th
Rio Carnival Dates 2025: February 28th – March 5th
Rio Carnival Dates 2026: February 13th – 18th
Rio Carnival Dates 2027: February 5th – 10th
Rio Carnival Dates 2028: February 25th – March 1st
Rio Carnival Dates 2029: February 9th -14th
Rio Carnival Dates 2030: March 1st – 6th
If you are looking to travel to Rio Carnival, we can provide the package below. Keep in mind that Rio Carnival that we only have pricing for the next Carnival, but if you are looking to start saving for future Rio Carnivals, we can send you some sample pricing.
Rio Carnival Package Includes:
- Airfare to Rio (from anywhere in the world)
- 5 Nights Accommodations
- Welcome Mixer at Rooftop Lounge
- 2 Exclusive Private Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parties
- Company Guides/Local Staff at all venues
- Transportation to events
- Half-Day City Tour of Christ Statue Rio
- 24 Hour On-Location Staff
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- Airport Transfers in/out of Rio Airport
- All Taxes & Fees
* Packages can be customized, as long as it is within the dates of the package
** Samba Parade Tickets sold separately or can be traded in for the 2 parties
***Number of parties can be customized * Food and/or drinks may be included at 1 or more events above
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Planning a Trip to Rio Carnival can be tricky! Where is the best place to stay??? How do I get Carnival Parade Tickets??? Which are the Best Rio Carnival Parties??? A TGW Travel Expert will be happy to answer all of your questions and plan that bucket-list trip you have been dreaming of. Give us a call at 1-877-456-9453 or 786-522-3667 (Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm Eastern Standard). We also have UK Line for our European clients +44 20 33719356.