Curaçao Goes Crazy for Carnival
WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO - February 2011 - Get ready to dance the night away in Curaçao, the world’s newest country, which is celebrating its biggest annual party, Carnival, now through March 8.
Secure a new country stamp in your passport after you hop a flight to the island’s renowned, historic festival for toe-tapping dances, colorful costumes, fabulous food, and entertainment galore!
"Carnival combines African and Caribbean traditions and is a vibrant representation of our eclectic ethnic makeup in Curaçao," says Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America André Rojer.
"The celebration is one of complete cultural expression, showcasing the richness of our history and the diversity of our people hailing from more than 50 different nationalities. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year to visit Curaçao."
This year’s Carnival gives travelers yet another reason to visit Curaçao, with the island recently being hailed as one of the top destinations on the world’s travel radar for 2011. The island was selected as one of the ’Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011
Visitors will join thousands of spectators in lining Curaçao’s roads for the Tumba Festival
The Grand Carnival Parade, "Gran Marcha," on March 6, marks the peak of the Carnival celebration in Curaçao and concludes with the Grand Farewell Parade on March 8. Similar to Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S., Carnival begins in February and peaks on the weekend and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Visitors will experience a cultural delight in Curaçao during Carnival, where tens of thousands of people celebrate in the streets where Curacaoans strut their soulful stuff during the Children, Teen, "Horses" and Grand parades. In addition to festive street parades, the month-long celebration also includes beauty pageants and parties galore, generating an overall spirit of celebration in Curaçao.
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Curaçao’s Carnival season features numerous "jump-ins" (indoor parties) and "jump-ups" (outdoor parties) which are enjoyed as much by visitors as they are by locals.
For more information on Carnival or to book your trip to the island of Curaçao please visit Curacao.com or Curacaocarnival.info.
About Curaçao : Selected as one of the ’Top 21 Places We’re Going in 2011
With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf and rich local cuisine, Curaçao offers a little something for everyone - from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate.
To learn more about the island of Curaçao visit Curacao.com.
To request a FREE Curaçao information package click here or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.