Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How do you find out what is going on for Carnaval in Uruguay?

Carnaval week is considered the annual national festival of Uruguay. While Carnaval is celebrated throughout the country, including events in many cities of the interior, the main Carnaval activities are in Montevideo.  

Although Carnaval is officially only given two days of public holiday for Carnaval Monday and Shrove Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday, most shops and businesses close for the entire week. Homes and streets are grandly decorated,  humorous shows are staged at open-air theaters,  "tablados" or popular scenes (fixed and movable) are erected in the commercial districts. There are many competitions for murgas, black societies and lubolos, humorists, parodistas and magazines.

Check out more about Carnaval in Uruguay here:


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