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Some Carnaval Options in Argentina

Carnival has always been associated with joy, colorful and massive participation. In that sense, the possibilities offered by our country are varied and dissimilar, according to its multi-geography and cultural diversity of its people. Corrientes Carnival in Corrientes Corrientes City, “National Capital of Carnival”, performs similar to  Brazilian festival, with great display of costumes, parades, impressive floats, dancing in the streets of the town and Entertainment special in the Municipal Amphitheatre. Such celebrations date back to the nineteenth century, when the black population of San Baltasar paid tribute to Corrientes. In addition to the provincial capital, the party has relevance in the cities of Paso de los Libres, Santo Tomé, Goya, Corner, Bella Vista, San Roque and Pavement. From February the 7th to March 4th, the city of Corrientes celebrates its 50 Carnival Anniversary

Carnavales de Corrientes

Carnavales de Corrientes

 Entre Ríos The custom of Corrientes festivities moved to the neighboring Entre Ríos, where it took root in several locations as Victoria (called “Provincial Capital of Carnival”), Concordia, Concepción del Uruguay, Gualeguay and Gualeguaychú latter considered – in the art-as the largest center of the province. As in Corrientes, different troupes competing for the win. A specialized jury assesses different aspects of each relevance of the chosen topic, and image design, lighting, costumes, music and choreography. The Celebration is every Saturday of January and February

Carnaval de Gualeguaychu

Carnaval de Gualeguaychu

 Jujuy Carnival in Jujuy is celebrated, in early February in various locations. The first songs are sung on Thursday, for men and women, respectively. Later, after the offerings to the Pachamama, with the participation of troupes (with masks) and public (without) the “unearthing” Carnival, a cairn and washed down with drinks that coca leaves and throw lit cigarettes. Such ritual around the carnival devil rests on the belief that the red sun impregnates Mother Earth, giving rise to seeds, roots, stems, foliage and fruit of the region. The celebration, led by bastoneros embodying the devil masks and colorful costumes, accompanied with talc in the face, basil leaves in ears, serpentine, confetti and dances that bring the whole community. Sunday Temptation is re-bury the devil, who remain hidden one year. The most famous is the celebrations of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Tilcara also excelling in conducting Fortines (organized by traditional families and indoors).

Carnaval de Humahuaca

Carnaval de Humahuaca

Salta In the Valle Calchaquí after runs and water play, the carnival estilan to meet for lunch and generally abundant appetizing meals. After repairing forces, preparations are reset to change wet clothes and, flaunt, mounting is changed to look fresh and spirited horse, while jokes and ironies intersect. Then begins the dance is interspersed with runs of flour, confetti and the counterpoint of verses alluding to themes such as love, courtship, the joke to the other, with ribald erotic intentions. The most famous provincial celebrations take place in Campo Quijano, San Carlos and San Antonio of the Coppers. For details of its implementation, see the Ministry of Tourism of Salta.

Carnaval de Salta

Carnaval de Salta

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