Quiz: How well do you know world carnivals?

Carnival is celebrated in many shapes and forms across the world, but what is guaranteed is a party you’ll never forget. It’s time to shake your tail feathers for today’s colourful quiz…

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1. An easy start (we hope). This elaborate masked carnival has origins dating back to the 12th century. Can you identify the destination?


2. We all know Rio Carnival, but can you name the second biggest carnival city in Brazil?


3. Which South American country celebrates the UNESCO-listed Oruro Carnival, known for its Indigenous roots?


4. What is the name of the unusual characters who take to the streets for Belgium’s Binche Carnival?


5. In which month does the UK’s famous Notting Hill Carnival take place?


6. New Orleans is well known for Mardi Gras, but which US city established the first ever celebration in 1703?


7. What anniversary has Québec Winter Carnival just celebrate in 2024?


8. What is the name of Grenada’s August carnival?


9. Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday, is the most important part of carnival celebrations in what country?


10. Where in the Caribbean would you be able to experience Junkanoo?


11. In which Australian city can you celebrate the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Pride celebration, merged with Mardi Gras?


12. In which French town would you find giant floats made of lemons parading through the streets during the unique carnival of Fête du Citron?