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Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade

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Aruba's biggest Carnival parade is filled with music and extravagant floats and costumes.

The biggest Carnival procession is the Grand Parade through Oranjestad, held on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This procession is filled with music and luxurious floats and costumes in various designs and decorated with a wide variety of colourful stones and feathers, creating a unique display. Aruba’s main event starts at 12.00 noon in Oranjestad and continues into the evening hours. This is the biggest and longest of all the Aruban Carnival processions and has the most spectators and participants. The midnight burning of King Momo, a life-sized effigy of the spirit of the Aruban Carnival, signals the end of the season.

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