Rio’s Carnival tops Omio’s most popular global festivities list

Monday, February 12, 2024


Rio's Carnival

Discover the world’s top carnivals with Omio’s study, revealing the most popular based on TikTok views, led by Rio’s vibrant February festival.

February serves as a vibrant showcase for several of the globe’s most celebrated carnivals, and recent findings by Omio, a prominent travel reservation platform, have illuminated the global carnival scene’s most cherished events. Utilizing TikTok metrics, the study evaluated the popularity of various carnivals based on the volume of hashtag views they received.

Here’s a table showcasing the most popular carnivals based on TikTok views:

RankCarnivalCountryTikTok Views
1Rio de Janeiro CarnivalBrazil204,800,000
2Notting Hill CarnivalEngland172,300,000
3Barranquilla CarnivalColombia145,200,000
4New Orleans Mardi GrasAmerica3,900,000
5Rijeka CarnivalCroatia1,600,000
6The Carnival of VeniceItaly1,300,000
7Trinidad and Tobago CarnivalTrinidad and Tobago906,000
8Sitges CarnivalSpain782,900
9The Carnival of ViareggioItaly257,700
10Berlin Carnival of CultureGermany137,400
11Oruro CarnivalBolivia63,900
12Sydney Mardi GrasAustralia61,400
13Ivrea CarnivalItaly52,900
14Crop OverBarbados31,100
15Nice CarnivalFrance31,000

This table illustrates the global popularity of these events, with Rio’s Carnival leading by a significant margin, reflecting its status as one of the most iconic and widely celebrated carnivals in the world.

Leading the pack with an impressive 204.8 million views is the Carnival of Rio, a yearly spectacle in February known globally for its extravagant celebrations. Following closely is the Notting Hill Carnival in London, securing the second spot with 172.3 million views, and celebrated at the end of August, surpassing the Barranquilla Carnival in Colombia, which holds the third position.

Italy boasts three carnivals in the top 15 ranking: Venice’s Carnival in sixth place, Viareggio’s Carnival in ninth, and the Ivrea Carnival at thirteenth, all taking place in February, mirroring the timing of Rio de Janeiro’s festivities.

The list of the top 15 most popular carnivals globally also features Spain’s Sitges Carnival, Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures, and the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA, showcasing the diverse and rich carnival culture across continents.

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