Latin America is associated with Catholicism. As ever Uruguay is the outlier—with complete separation of church and state for over 100 years.
Virtually unknown to people outside of Uruguay, carnival in the capital Montevideo is one of the most authentic in the world. Start planning now for 2022.
Uruguay carnival is back in 2022! The world’s longest carnival returns to Montevideo. We’ve got the when and where. NEW DATES DUE TO RAIN.
Atabaque urges “vaccination, use of masks, hygiene, distancing, and avoiding physical contact and mixing of family groups” for attendees.
Murga is an instantly recognisable musical style associated with carnival. It’s a uniquely Uruguayan phenomenon, with very distant roots in Cadiz, Spain.
My friend who’s ‘carnival royalty’ says San Baltasar is like carnival was when she was a child. Your chance to see Uruguay carnival just after new year.