Rio de Janeiro Carnival Dates:
Carnival is always celebrated seven Sundays before the Sunday of Easter. As this varies from March 22nd to April 25th, the Carnival dates also move.
The Carnival in Rio officially starts that Saturday, but it is highly recommended you get to Rio on Friday to Experience the most out of Carnival. Carnival in Rio get started after the city mayor hands the key to Rei Momo (king Momo), the lord of Misrule and Revelry, a ceremony hold usually at Friday evening.
Rio Carnival Dates Through 2025:
- 2014: February 28 - March 05
- 2015: February 13 - 18
- 2016: February 05 - 09
- 2017: February 24 - 28
- 2018: February 09 - 13
- 2019: March 01 - 05
- 2020: February 21 - 25
- 2021: February 12 - 16
- 2022: February 25 - March 01
- 2023: February 17 - 21
- 2024: February 09 - 13
- 2025: February 28 - March 04
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