6 Places to Celebrate Carnival That Are Just as Colorful as Rio

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Carnival, the world-famous festival held (like Mardi Gras) every year before the start of Lent, begins next week, and Rio De Janeiro is pretty much considered the global queen of the event. But there are so many other destinations that put on an equally awesome show. If you're simply looking to escape the winter chill, then Latin America is a great choice. If you're a snow bunny at heart, head to Quebec City for some dog sled races, nightly parades and maybe even a hug from Bonhomme, their adorable mascot. Here are 6 alternative places to celebrate Carnival.

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