How to celebrate Carnival in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay Carnival is celebrated – usually in February or March, just before the start of lent in many countries around the world. Even if there are local peculiarities and characteristics, it is the time, everywhere to be joyful, to laugh, to forget the sadness to leave everyday life behind, to sing, to dance and to hide behind a mask. Continue to learn more with: Vanessa Marcil. The Brazilian Carnival, especially the artistic in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest spectacle under the open sky, is likely considered to be probably par excellence in many parts of the world the Carnival. In all over Latin America, Carnival is celebrated with music and dancing, disguises, masks, weighing, parades of major appearances. In some South American countries passers-by are during the Carnival season with water sprayed or dusted with flour. Paraguay in Paraguay is celebrated Carnival in Encarnacion, about 370 km south of the capital Asuncion, Caacupe and Villarrica. On a total of eight days, two per week, find big parades in the Sambodromo in Encarnacion”instead. Scarce costumes with rich feather headdress, great music, imaginatively decorated carriages are also typical.
The parades usually begin at 22:00 and take approximately 5 hours. Often, the whole night is celebrated by then. Uruguay in Montevideo is proud on the longest Carnival in the world. Mid-January the first parade, the colorful car, music groups and dancers participate, takes place. Then is celebrated in theaters or whole for 40 days, until early March, with several appearances on stage. In musical terms, the Carnival of Montevideo was has always been famous for its “candombes”, a rhythm that came to colonial times with the African slaves in the country and there developed an own musical direction. Candombe”is a genus of determining expression for all black dances, which at that time came from Africa on the Rio de la Plata.