Carnivals in Cape Verde

Cape Verde Carnival 2023 takes place on 21 February. Whilst the most elaborate event is held in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, parades take place throughout Cape Verde. After two years with no celebrations because of the pandemic, this year will be a very popular occasion. The rehearsals for the Mindelo parade have already started. It is understood that the Mindelo parade will start at 6.30pm. Times will vary from island to island.

Festivals are very colourful events on all the islands. If you are going to be there carnival or any other festivals, you should enquire locally for the details.

Lots of people visit Mindelo for the parade there, which is probably the biggest celebration. If you are hoping to do so you should book flights/ferries and accommodation urgently as everything gets booked up quickly.

[08 Feb 2023]