What does it mean to see an carnival in a dream?

Carnival Dream Meaning: From 16 Different Sources


Being at a carnival may represent your concerns about fulfilling a desire for more amusement and fun.

A carnival may dircct you to look back at an event within the last few days that brought you fulfillment, or point to a colorful and magical experience that you enjoyed immensely

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


A tightly knit community of fringe society, a carnival creates an atmosphere of fun and escapism for the person who attends one. In a dream, this image may relate to either the event itself or the people responsible for creating the event.

If the sensation of the dream feels connected to being a guest at the carnival, then interpret this dream through the lens of play.

If the dream is more a behind-the-scenes experience, then you may be connecting to your rebellious nature.

(See Circus.) 

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


Temporary amusement

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


To dream that you are at the carnival signifies deceit and misrepresentation.

If you are watching ‘freak shows’ then you have a lack of peace and fulfillment within your home life. Sadness will be coming to parts of your life that were once happy and content.

To dream about being on a carnival ride indicates that you are traveling in loops. It could also represent simple enjoyment; the kind that leave no lasting impression.

To dream that you have run away with a carnival represents that you will have close ties or will be involved with the entertainment industry in some manner.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth


If you are in the midst of a carnival and you see unusual, and freakish, sights you will experience much discord at home, and if you also have a feeling of sorrow in the midst of all the laughter this portends a divorce.

To join in a carnival and enjoy yourself shows that you will be treated to some unusual entertainment in the near future.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


The time, or the age, or period of development where “anything” goes, where you can be “somebody else.” Merriment and being carefree, but also a warning about pretense.

A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.

The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.

Folklore: Advancement.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To dream that you are at the carnival, represents lies and deception.

If you observe freakish sights, there is a lack of harmony in your family life.

To dream that you are on a carnival ride, suggests that you are going in circles in your life. It may also symbolize cheap thrills.

If you dream that you run away with the carnival, you will be involved the entertainment field one day.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


1. Desire to return to childhood.

2. Beware, what looks worthwhile and solid may be a come-on.

3. If one has the op­portunity to go to a carnival and misses it, one may be avoiding an opportunity that only comes along every so often.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreaming of a carnival foretells the advent of some very unusual entertainment.

If you are performing in the carnival, you are due for a period of many changes.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


Dreams of a carnival are calling you to live life to its fullest and honor life’s rites of passage. This dream may also indicate that something exciting is forthcoming. There is also a shadow side to a carnival. This dream may be telling you to look beneath the surface of the “eye candy” in your life. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Mardi Gras.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


To dream that you are participating in a carnival, portends that you are soon to enjoy some unusual pleasure or recreation.

A carnival when masks are used, or when incongruous or clownish figures are seen, implies discord in the home; business will be unsatisfactory and love unrequited.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


See: Amusement Park 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


This word is associated with the idea of orgy and a temporary return of the primeval chaos in order to release tensions. Therefore, if the dream provokes happiness, it is a sign that you should have more fun. Carnival also suggests the need to compensate and balance a life that is too tidy.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


If you dream of being at a carnival and grotesque figures in masks come within your vision, there will be either matrimonial discord or unsatisfactory developments in a love affair.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


See Mask and Ball.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


If you see a carnival, but are not participating, it’s an indication you’re going through a period of depression. Get stuck on a carnival ride, and it’s an indication your life is too filled with the ups and downs of daily stress.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous

1 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Festival Or Carnival

A place or situation in your real life with lots of different things going on (the different activities might represent different aspects of your life, such as relationships, projects, pursuits, or challenges).

Fun, variety, or excitement (or a desire for more of such).

Consider also your feelings and the events there.

See also: Ride; Ferris Wheel; Merry-Go-Round; Amusement Park; Zoo; Party; Parade; Holiday... festival or carnival dream meaning