Carnival in Aruba, the time of your life in Aruba, you won't forget







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Carnival in Aruba, the time of your life in Aruba, you won't forget

Many folks say that you start living after you experienced the spirit of Carnival the why it is celebrated in Sunny Aruba.

In Aruba Carnival, Carnaval in Dutch or Papiamentu, is a major event that attracts many many visitors.

During the whole year many people prepare for this event by making costumes and building their colorfully decorated floats for carnival.

Introduced to Aruba by the Trinidadian immigrants who came to work in the 1940's at the former Lago Oil Refinery, Carnival has evolved.

The festivities reveal the many influences that formed the Aruban society, cultural, social and political. Over the years cultural elements from countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Holland, Colombia and the United States have slipped into the Aruban community and blended with and into the unique world famous carnival celebration with its typical characteristics of creativity and rhythm, dance and happiness.

Weeks of events, that bring you colorfully decorated floats, fabulously costumed groups of happy cheerful celebrants of all ages.

King and Queen Election,

electrifying jump ups, torch light parades, winding their way through the streets at night.The Jouvert morning: The celebration involves calypso/soca bands and their followers dancing thru the streets. The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunriseThe Children's Parades and finally the Grand Parade.Every year it has got to be the greatest party ever!

CARNAVAL 20123

LEGEND: P = Parade , C = Concert , Y = Party , T = Competition , $ = Admission

Januari 22, Tuesday — Calypso & Roadmarch Contest Pre-Finals @ 7:30 p.m...... C Y T $

Januari 23, Wednesday — Calypso & Roadmarch Contest Pre-Finals @ 7:30 p.m...... C Y T $

Januari 24, Thursday — Calypso & Roadmarch Contest Pre-Finals @ 7:30 p.m...... C Y T $

Januari 25, Friday — Aruba's 59th Carnaval Queen Election & Show @ 8:00 p.m...... T $

Januari 26, Saturday — Calypso & Roadmarch Contest Grand FINAL @ 7:30 p.m...... C Y T $

Januari 27, Sunday — Aruba Children Parade in San Nicolas @ 1:00 p.m. ...... C Y

Januari 30, Wednesday — Aruba’s 19th Mrs. Carnaval competition in Oranjestad @ 7:00 p.m...... T $

Januari 31, Thursday — Hebbe Hebbe Heineken Concert in Oranjestad @ 8:00 p.m. ...... C Y

February 2, Saturday — 48th Noord Children Parade in Noord @ 1:00 p.m. ...... P Y

February 2, Saturday — Aruba Tivoli Lighting Parade in Oranjestad @ 8:00 p.m. ...... P Y

February 3, Sunday — Aruba Big Children Parade in Oranjestad @ 1:00 p.m. ...... P Y

February 6, Wednesday — Tourist Night Steelband and Costume Show @ 8:00 p.m...... C Y

February 7, Thursday — San Nicolas Lighting Parade in San Nicolas @ 8:00 p.m...... P Y

February 8, Friday — Balashi Ban Djo Djo Party in Talk of the Town Parking @ 8:00 p.m...... C Y

February 9, Saturday — Jouvert Morning Pajamas Parade in San Nicolas @ 4:00 a.m...... P Y

February 9, BIG SATURDAY — Aruba Carnival Parade in San Nicolas @ 1:00 p.m. ...... P Y

February 9, Saturday — Street cruising the Route on the "Night Before" in Oranjestad @ 8:00 p.m..... Y

February 10, BIG SUNDAY — Aruba BIG CARNAVAL 59 PARADE in Oranjestad @ 11:00 a.m. ...... P Y

February 11, Monday — Parade and Burning of Momito saying goodbye in San Nicolas @ 6:00 p.m...... P Y

February 12, Tuesday — Last Farewell Carnaval Street Party and Parade in Oranjestad @ 8:00 p.m...... P Y

February 12, Tuesday — Street Party ends with Burning of King Momo saying goodbye @ 11:59 p.m.



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