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    carnival next year

    I think Andrea may have the answer to t his.. do you know when Carnival is...








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    hmmm
    i think it is the 4 weeks preceding ash wednesday.
    ash wednesday is Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    so that would mean the GRAND PARADE is the Sunday b4 Ash Wed. ( 10th of Feb)

    i will drop my supervisor a note and ask him to give me the dates of the other stuff.....lighting parade, children's parade etc....

    but count on Carnival Season is for about 4 weeks and ending on the weekend b4 Ash Wednesday with the GRAND PARADE.

    QUOTE=sunworshipperII;225370]I think Andrea may have the answer to t his.. do you know when Carnival is...[/QUOTE]
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    dear husband just reminded me that the 2 days after the GRAND PARADE on Feb 10....
    there will be Carnival ending activities in San Nic and in downtown O'staad on Feb 11 and 12.

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    Arrow Here is the schedule I compiled

    Tuesday January 22 - 24
    Calypso & Roadmarch Contest Pre-Finals
    Joe Laveist Sport Park 7:30 pm

    Friday January 25

    Carnival Queen Election and Coronation
    Aruba Entertainment Center, Oranjestad 7:30 pm

    Saturday January 26

    Grand Final Calypso & Roadmarch Contest
    Joe Laveist Sport Park 7:30 pm

    Sunday January 27

    Children's Parade
    San Nicolas 1:00 pm

    Wednesday January 30

    Mrs. Carnival Election
    Aruba Entertainment Center 7:30 pm

    Thursday January 31

    Hebbe Hebbe Happening
    Oranjestad 8:00 pm

    Saturday February 2

    Children's Parade
    Noord 1:00 pm

    Saturday February 2

    Aruba Tivoli's Lighting Parade
    Oranjestad 8:00 pm

    Sunday February 3

    Grand Children's Parade
    Oranjestad 1:00 pm
    Wednesday February 6

    Tourist Night - Steelband & Costume Show
    Palm Beach 8:00 pm

    Thursday February 7

    Lighting ParadeSan Nicolas 8:00 pm

    Friday February 8

    Ban Djo Djo Happening for Balashi Lovers
    Oranjestad 8:00 pm

    Saturday February 9

    Jouvert Morning & Pajama Party
    Jump-up
    San Nicolas 4:00 am in the streets

    Grand Parade

    San Nicolas 1:00 pm

    Sunday February 10

    Grand Carnival
    Oranjestad 11:00 am


    Monday February 12

    Carnival Monday
    National holiday- official day of rest

    Old Mask Parade Burning of the Momito

    San Nicolas 6 pm

    Tuesday February 21

    Grand Evening Parade & Burning of Momo
    Oranjestad 8 pm

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    wow
    lisa where did you find this?

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    a little carnival history

    http://www.aruba.com/explorearuba/cu..._carnival.aspx


    Born 57 years ago, Carnival first began as a series of small street festivals. The Tivoli Club, Aruba’s oldest private social club, was the first to have a pre-Lenten celebration in Oranjestad in February 1944. The Allied victory of World War II was commemorated by a large parade in San Nicolas comprised largely of Caribbean-English immigrants who came to Aruba to work at the Lago Oil Refinery. The first steel and brass bands debuted a few years later and small parades sprouted here and there.
    In 1955, various clubs and districts were brought together for Aruba’s first public Carnaval with the first official Carnaval queen. The traditional Grand Parades were organized in 1957. On November 11, 1966 (11/11/66) at 11:11 am, Stichting Arubaanse Carnaval (SAC), Carnaval’s organizing body, was founded. Each year, the Carnaval season officially begins at this precise moment. Ever since 1981, Tivoli, Aruba’s oldest social club, has produced the Lighting Parade, a twinkling nighttime extravaganza.
    Following the Lighting Parade, Children’s Parades, Pajama Party and Grand Carnaval Parade in San Nicolas is the exciting finale - the Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad. The midnight burning of the King Momo, a life-size effigy, signals the end of the Carnival season on Shrove Tuesday, after Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. This tradition symbolizes the burning of the Spirit of Carnival who will rise again when the next season begins.
    The origins of Carnaval are found thousands of years ago. The word is derived from the Latin carne vale, meaning farewell to flesh, referring to the time when many Christians gave up food, drink and unacceptable behavior for Lent. Its beginnings can be traced back to the feasts of antiquity held to honor such gods as Bacchus and Saturn. Colonization introduced this phenomenon to the New World and the French brought it to the Caribbean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    wow
    lisa where did you find this?
    Googled "aruba carnival"

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    ya me too
    i just apparently look hard enough
    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Googled "aruba carnival"

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    Cool thanks you guys.








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