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Carnival January 2014

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Carnival January 2014

Can anyone please confirm the dates for the great Carnival as Thursday, January 23 with the parade on July 18th Avenue. And The samba schools parade on Friday, January 24?

Do they both take the same route and what can we expect t see at the Samba schools parade please?

We do not arrive in Uruguay until the 24th for 4 days, I am wondering if we should try to move our flights to arrive on 23rd January?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Terry

¿Puede alguien por favor confirme las fechas para el gran carnaval como Jueves, 23 de enero con el desfile de 18 de julio Avenue. Y el desfile de escuelas de samba el viernes 24 de febrero?

¿Ambas toman la misma ruta y qué podemos esperar t ver en el desfile de las escuelas de samba, por favor?

Nosotros no llegamos a Uruguay hasta el día 24 durante 4 días, me pregunto si deberíamos tratar de mover nuestros vuelos para llegar el 23 de enero?

Cualquier consejo sería apreciado.

Terry

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1. Re: Carnival January 2014

The opening parade of Carnival on the main street of Montevideo, "18 de julio" will take place in January, but it is not the big event. The largest more distinct happening will be the "Llamadas" (literally "the call" with drums to celebrate carnival by African Uruguayans). This parade is divided into two consecutive nights on Isla de Flores St. and you can rent private balconies to watch these parades, so you can buy tickets for the chairs alongside the street or buy single entries to those private balconies, if not renting the whole terrace/balcony with catering service!

PS, samba is the dance of Brazil, nothing to do with Uruguayan carnival

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3. Re: Carnival January 2014

Your information is correct Terry. The Inaugural Parade of Carnaval will take place on Thursday 23 of January and Samba Schools Friday 24, both for the 18 de Julio, but in my opinion the best parade is "Las Llamadas" ( Call Parade) is Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February for the streets Carlos Gardel and Isla de Flores.

Can you read in spanish? turismo.gub.uy/es-ES/component/k2/item/13058…

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4. Re: Carnival January 2014

Thanks for the information. We will be able to catch the Samba schools carnival Friday 24 but will be in Patagonia when Las Lamadas is held. Looking forward to our trip now!.

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