Tag: "South America"

Montevideo Carnival in Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo Carnival – Montevideo, Uruguay

The Montevideo Carnival in Uruguay makes the city come to life! Where: Montevideo, Uruguay When: Mid January to late February, annually, with public holidays on Carnaval Monday and Shrove Tuesday Places To Stay: Montevideo Hotels Considered the National Festival of Uruguay, the Montevideo Carnival takes place mainly on Carnaval Monday and Shrove Tuesday, yet the […]

Boi Bumba festival in Parintins, Brazil
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Boi Bumba Folklore Festival – Parintins, Brazil

Boi-Bumba (also known as Festa do Boi) is the Amazonian folklore festival where the myths and legends are presented in many mediums including theater, music, tribal ritual, and a giant puppet show. Where: The Amazonian island of Parintins When: The last weekend in June, or first weekend in July, annually Where To Stay: Parintin Hotels […]

Tango dancing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires World Tango Festival

The Buenos Aires Tango Festival is the biggest tango festival in the world, attracting half a million people to watch the two week long dance competition. Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina When: August annually, register to dance here Where To Stay: Buenos Aires hotels With thousands of dancers, street vendors selling souvenirs, local cuisine, and authentic […]

Yemanja (Festival of the Goddess of the Sea) – Montevideo & Punta Del Este, Uruguay
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Yemanja (Festival of the Goddess of the Sea) – Montevideo & Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Where: Montevideo & Punta del Este, Uruguay When: February 2nd, each year Places To Stay: Montevideo and Punta del Este hotels On February 2nd of each year, thousands of people walk onto the beaches of Uruguay to honor Yemanja (also spelled Iemanga and Yemaja) and pray for her protection. The festival begins in the afternoon […]

La Fiesta Patria Gaucha – Tacuarembo, Uruguay
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La Fiesta Patria Gaucha – Tacuarembo, Uruguay

Where: Tacuarembo, Uruguay When: 2nd week of March Cost: Tickets range from $2.50 to $7.50 (more expensive on weekends) La Fiesta Patria Gaucha, or the Festival of the Gaucho Culture, takes place in Uruguay during the second week of March, and is celebrated with rodeos, folk music, dance and parades. Uruguay’s is one of the biggest […]