Carnivals of Mexico
Mexico, rich country in traditions and natural beauties, is recognized throughout the world by the culture and warmth of its people, which through its holiday traditions are kept alive.
One of the celebrations that year after year allows the fusion of cultures and vent of happiness, it is the Carnival of Mexico that is a typical festivity of the principal ports of the country, where “the burning of the bad humor”, coronation of the Queens of beauty, King of the Happiness, cultural events and spectacles of lights, captured the attention of the national and international public.
Some of the principal carnivals that are celebrated in the country are:
Veracruz's Carnival. The Carnival of Veracruz began to be celebrated since Colonial Times where it gave a religious connotation. It was from 1925 when began its development and started acquiring new characteristics that identify it today. The Carnival “Veracruzano” initiates with "The Burning of the Bad Humor" where some actor personifies to a public figure little wanted by the inhabitants, which runs for the streets while the enthusiasts persecutors go besides his hunt. As soon as it is apprehended the "Bad Humor" is judged and burned by a deployment of multicolored lights and pyrotechnics that illuminates the whole sky Veracruzano. During the subsequent days, the streets of the waterfront are filled with joy and music to the festivities of the Carnival of Veracruz, where the coronation of their majesties, parade of floats, dance and theater, accompanied by all present.
Tlaxcala's Carnival. Born in the 17th century from the sumptuous holidays that being made by the Spanish landowners where they were denied access to the natives and they in the shape of reprisal were dancing in porches, streets and squares covering his faces with masks and dressing of eccentric form. Today more than fifty tlaxcalteca’s towns join the celebration as the characteristic touch of each region. During Carnival in Tlaxcala you can enjoy puppet shows, children's show, parades, fireworks burning, between others.
Campeche’s Carnival. One of the oldest festivals in the harbor are the festivals of Campeche’s Carnival that originated by the Spanish colonizers. In its threshold is used to perform dances in magnificent halls, rooster fights, a parade of horse-drawn carriages, etc. At present the music and fun are an important part of this carnival where coronations, parades, fireworks and festivals filled with joy to Campeche.
Merida's Carnival. The Carnival of Merida is known for enjoying the holiday to the rhythm of mambo, cha-cha-cha and cumbia, where in the beginning people were prostrated at the entrance of their houses to see the parade of floats from where throwing streamers and confetti flowers. Undoubtedly, the Carnival of Merida is a very family party, as the Yucatec express their joy of a milder form and respect. Like the other carnivals during the holidays in Merida you can enjoy: Burning of Bad Humor, parades, burning of Juan Carnaval, coronations, fireworks, among others.
Vive Mexico and enjoy the party, color and warmth of its people. An experience to remember!