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Carnivals in Mexico

Date: February

Location: Nationwide

Popular fairs held annually, characterized by parades, handmade masks, costumes, dances, music, and color. The celebration is a display of the cultural syncretism between indigenous and European traditions, and depending on the location, it can last for several days or weeks.

Most carnivals share several aspects, such as the first event being the "burning of bad humor," represented by a character disliked by the community, turning bad humor and worries into ashes. Parades with floats and contingents of dancers and musicians follow, where the Carnival Queen plays a central role, and various shows are presented during the festivity.

The date of the Carnival is not fixed; it varies depending on the religious dates of Holy Week and Ash Wednesday.

During carnival celebrations, people dance until dawn, listen to live music, enjoy food, and the streets become the scene of a grand party that everyone can join.

Carnivals in Mexico

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