Carnival Dates

Why Do Brazil’s Carnival Dates Change ?

Carnival dates change from year to year due to the Catholic calendar. Celebrations are not allowed to begin until after Ash Wednesday has passed. According to the calendar, Carnival always begins seven Sundays before the Easter Sunday. Carnival dates move every year due to this. Easter can fall anywhere between March 22nd to April 25th, and so Carnival dates are reflected in these.

Carnival Dates Through 2030:

Rio Carnival 2012 dates: February 17th until February 21st

Rio Carnival 2013 dates: February 8th until February 12th

Rio Carnival 2014 dates: February 28th until March 4th

Rio Carnival 2015 dates: February 13rd until February 17th

Rio Carnival 2016 dates: February 5th until February 9th

Rio Carnival 2017 dates: February 24th until February 28th

Rio Carnival 2018 dates: February 9th until February 13th

Rio Carnival 2019 dates: March 1rd until March 5th

Rio Carnival 2020 dates: February 21st until February 25th

Rio Carnival 2021 dates: February 12th until February 16th

Rio Carnival 2022 dates: February 25th until March 1st

Rio Carnival 2023 dates: February 17th until February 21st

Rio Carnival 2024 dates: February 9th until February 13th

Rio Carnival 2025 dates: February 28nd until March 4th

Rio Carnival 2026 dates: February 13th until February 17th

Rio Carnival 2027 dates: February 5th until February 9th

Rio Carnival 2028 dates: February 25th until February 29th

Rio Carnival 2029 dates: February 9th until February 13th

Rio Carnival 2030 dates: March 1st until March 5th