Carnival in Uruguay is uniquely different to anywhere else in the world. And it’s still a primarily local event. Check out the dates for Carnival in Montevideo 2016.
January 21 Desfile inaugural, the Inaugural Carnival Parade (down 18 de Julio Avenue) from 8.30pm
January 25 Tablados start across the city for the next 40 nights. Tablados are nightly shows featuring anything between 4 and 7 of carnival groups.
February 4 and 5 Las Llamadas, the amazing Llamadas Parade (down Isla de Flores street between Barrio Sur and Palermo)
The dates of carnival change each year, but what is guaranteed in Montevideo is that from the first day it’s going to go on for FORTY nights – longer if it rains.
Tickets are on sale in any “Abitab” store in Uruguay until the day before. It is not possible to buy tickets online.
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Photos: Jimmy Baikovicius and Guru’GUAY