Carnaval Veracruz

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Country and Region MexicoVeracruz-Llave
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Zócalo, Veracruz, Mexico
Festival Contact Information

Carnaval Veracruz
H. Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad y Puerto de Veracruz
Dirección de Turismo Metropolitano y Relaciones Públicas
Bajos del Palacio Municipal
Zaragoza entre Lerdo y Zamora, Col. Centro
Veracruz, Veracruz
Phone: (54) 229-989-88-17, or (54) 989-88-53

Festival Description

This pre-Lenten festival (Mexico’s Mardi Gras) begins each year nine days before Lent, and has every year since 1923. The festival includes parades, floats, costumes, music, dancing and other parties, the Carnaval virtually shuts down the city of Veracruz to celebrate and accommodate the thousands of international visitors. Centered around the town’s zócalo (plaza), Carnaval’s dance performances include salsa, cumbia, reggae, marimba, native Mexican and Danzón styles.

Festival Dates March 1 - 9, 2011
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