Carnivals in Argentina

Carnival Argentina


Carnival in the Quebrada de Humahuaca 2015

Dates: Carnival will be unearthed on Saturday February 14th and runs through Sunday, March 9, 2015, the funeral.
The Carnival of the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a mixture of celebration introduced by the Spaniards during the conquest of America and the cults of native peoples.
The peoples of the Quebrada de Humahuaca combine the celebration of Carnival with its rituals linked to the earth (Pachamama).
The celebration starts on Saturday before the weekend of Carnival parades when groups reach the hillsides surrounding villages to unearth the “devil”, who were buried at the end of the carnival last year.
Once unearthed “the devil” firecrackers and carnival (where many are disguised devil) begins to descend to the people dancing to traditional music like jujeño carnavalito banging. In all there you compare musicians with trumpets, snare drums, trombones, saxophone, drums, etc. The groups carry a banner that identify and roam the streets of the town, where different houses are invited to drink.
In the streets the different members of the groups you’re dressed and flour are thrown. Many carry branches of basil (it is considered an aphrodisiac) leaving a very special aroma through the streets of the towns. In the street musicians sikuris there are also bands who play their tunes at every step.
After parading through the streets of towns, street musicians gather at certain points called “fortress”. In these places rocks with music and dancing until dawn arm.
On Shrove Sunday, after several days of dancing and celebration, the celebration ends with the burial of the devil. The groups return to the hillsides, the same place where it started the celebration and buried the doll offerings (cigarettes, coca leaves, alcohol) and firecrackers it is terminated carnival.


In the City of Buenos Aires Carnival takes the rhythms of Afro del Río de la Plata to become murga typical neighborhood.
Carnival Commission of the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires reported that the festivities and carnival parades begin on Saturday January 31 and all weekends of February spread, including the 16 and February 17, corresponding to carnival Monday and Tuesday.
In different avenues of Buenos Aires are held Corsicans where the costumed parade with their colorful costumes and contagious dancing.
A Corsican concur thousands of families, where they play with foam while watching the parade parades. All of Buenos Aires Corsicans are free.
Since Sunday, February 1 and all weekends in February (inclusive Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 February) will extend.
Saturday 31 January and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 28 February.
Each year the Carnaval Porteño Programme invited to participate Corsican of the City of Buenos Aires. In its 2015 edition will offer all the music, joy and color of hundreds of street musicians to be presented by the Buenos Aires neighborhoods, for the enjoyment of neighbors.
The street musicians in Buenos Aires were declared Cultural Heritage of the City of Buenos Aires in 1997.


Gualeguaychú Carnival has a great display and is the busiest of Argentine carnivals. It is known as the Carnival of the Country.
The city of Gualeguaychú knew how to do, carnival celebration, the engine of the local tourism industry. Thousands of people come every weekend to this entrerriana city to witness the parades in the city Corsódromo.
During the groups of Gualeguyachú work on their costumes, and choreography carrosas then paraded on the nights of carnival. The parades are held in the Corsódromo of the city with a capacity of 40,000 people sitting in bleachers, chairs and VIP areas.
Participants Gualeguyachú Carnival parades are Kamarr (Social and Cultural Centre Syrian Lebanese), O’Bahía (Club de Pescadores Gualeguaychú) and Papelitos (Club United Youth). Also in the city are also the groups Ará Yeví and Mari-Mari.
Every Saturday.
January: 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 28


All the magic of Carnival in the province of Misiones. This year celebrating 30 years of the Carnival of San Ignacio.
In Misiones Carnival celebration starts on 25 and 26 January and continues on 1 and 2 February.
Corsicans in Misiones
On February 8 is the provincial competition. These dates were enacted for 2015, where the cycle of 30 ° years of the Carnival of San Ignacio will offer itself.
The grand finale of the carnival, takes place in Posadas, where the winners of each site displayed a great show with nationally recognized artists in the riverside capital.


In Salta carnivals celebrated in multitudinous Corsicans who are held in different districts of the city.
In the city of Salta Corsicans are numerous and are preparing for months for the carnival parades. The salteñas troupes Hispanic traditions merge with indigenous.
From January 18 to February 17, 2015. Corsican Patria Grande.
The groups performed traditional dances, many of them influenced by the Bolivian culture, including foremen, tinkus, you diabladas … These competing for the prize for the best carnival city stands.

The groups carry floats and dances represent different scenes or themes. Carnival in Salta people play with water.
In the towns of the interior of the province of Salta, the carnival is also celebrated. In the highlands and in the hills, the celebrations have a strong Indian influence.
The Corsicans Carnival of Salta will be held between January 17 and February 17. In total there will be 23 nights of parades and celebrations.
The schedule will Corsicans 22.30 to 2.30 pm.


The city of Corrientes (provincial capital) was declared the National Capital Carnival. Every year thousands of tourists come to the city to enjoy the joy of the groups.
From January 23 to February 16, 2015, the city of Corrientes paint colors, and the cycle would provide the 50th anniversary of the Carnival of Corrientes.
Carnaval 2015 edition of Currents
Location: Corsódromo “Nolo Alias” and the amphitheater Cocomarola.
Corrientes Carnival starts on Friday January 23 and will feature 13 nights of shows. Carnival Nights are divided as follows: Ten of those nights will be pure parade in corsódromo Nolo Alías and three nights of performances and shows in the amphitheater Cocomarola, plus a special meeting for the election of the Carnival Queen.

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