Carnival season in Latin America stretches from late January to early March, leading to Lent. The festival tradition, rooted in Roman Catholic traditions, was exported to Latin America by the Spanish colonists.
While specific traditions may vary throughout Latin America, the various carnivals all incorporate lively dancing and music. One of the most renowned festivals is the “Carnaval do Rio” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
However, other countries have equally exuberant and worth-mentioning carnival festivities, including:
• Oruro Carnival, Bolivia
• El Callao Carnival, Venezuela
• Barranquilla Carnival, Colombia