Carnival in Argentina

by MPI Traveler on February 7, 2013

 Every January and February, at the very height of South America’s hot summer, the nighttime is awakened by an uninhibited celebration of festive color, light and sound. Feather and sequin-adorned dancers, colorful fantastical floats and—over all—an infectious percussive drumbeat that draws spectators lining the streets into the party. Carnival time!

In Argentina, just to the north of Buenos Aires in Gualeguaychú, one of the world’s largest, yet least known, Carnival festivals takes place annually. The Afro-Caribbean beat and explosive rhythm of percussion “orchestras” drives the dancing troupes into a frenzy of perpetual motion. Giants and ogres, warriors and witches, kings and queens, saints and serpents—all gyrating to the throbbing beat of Carnival! 

Want to join the fun?  There is still time to book with Hotel Fierro  for the big celebration on February 12th.  Reservations:


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