Top 10 Festivals That Will Make You Visit Latin America
Jan 09, 2017 06:23 AM EST
There is a great variety of festivals in Latin America that tourists like to visit, the festivals range from the Carnival in Rio, Brazil, to the ancient tradition of the Day of the Dead, Mexico. They are moving, euphoric, entertaining and great cultural events.
Latin America hosts inspiring cultural festivals that are among the best of the planet. You will have fun, pay homage to old traditions, take in some great music, watch free films on the beach and even freeze on a glacier in Peru.
- Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is a great celebration that lasts 4 days, it is prior to Lent. This is a time of euphoria where people sing, dance and have fun.
- Semana Santa
Holy week is the greatest religious festival in South America, the most important celebrations are in Peru, Colombia and Chile.
- Day of the dead, Mexico
It is celebrated on November 1 and 2 as a reunion of dead people with their relatives. The tradition dates for at least 3,000 years, since the time of indigenous cultures.
- Montezuma International Film Festival, Costa Rica
Go to the beach in November, there are five days of free film screenings, lectures, art exhibitions and music.
- World Tango Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It takes place every August, dancers from all the planet come here to test their credentials.
- Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, Venezuela
People celebrate the festival from June 23 to June 25 with the beat of an African drum and dancing.
- Panama Jazz Festival, Panama
It is held in late January, the city is transformed into a stage of art, culture and pleasure.
- Love parade, Santiago, Chile
The world's largest electronic dance music festival takes place in January, with more than 100 DJs.
- Palmares Civic Fiestas, Costa Rica
It takes place the first two weeks of January and includes concerts, carnival, music, tico style bullfighting and more.
- Festival of the Snows, Peru
It takes place in May, about 30,000 pilgrims converge on a glacier, it is a celebration with music and dancing.