Share your best carnival memories from around the world to win a holiday voucher


Pancake Day may have survived unscathed, but most of the world’s great pre-lenten carnivals and mardi gras were cancelled in 2020 and ’21 because of the pandemic. But next week will see the limited return of some famous events, such as (reduced) Venice and Trinidad carnivals – though Brazil’s blockbusters have again been cancelled. To celebrate their return, we’d like to hear about your favourite carnival experiences, whether it was a huge, Rio-style affair, a banging street festival or a smaller, more traditional event.

If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition.

Keep your tip to about 100 words

The best tip of the week, chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet, will win a £200 voucher to stay at a Sawday’s property – the company has more than 3,000 in the UK and Europe. The best tips will appear on the Guardian Travel website, and maybe in the paper, too.

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We’re sorry, but for legal reasons you must be a UK resident to enter this competition.

The competition closes on 22 February at 9am

Have a look at our past winners and other tips

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