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carnival

what does carnival consist of-what is it and when is it

Ontario
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This travel website will give you more than you want to know.....

gomazatlan.com/Mexico/…Details-1.html

....and you can also translate the official Carnaval website

http://www.carnavalmazatlan.net

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lori here's a link to the 2013 Carnaval web site to help get you started. Don't miss the tabs / links at the top for Things To Do, and especially Videos & Photos. I think you'll find them very useful.

gomazatlan.com/Mexico/…Details-1.html

In addition here's link for pages of photos for past years, to give you a real feel of what Carnaval is about:

http://www.google.com/search?q=mazatlan+carnival+2013&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Le3-UL_0NsS0iQLY7YHgAg&sqi=2&ved=0CIkBELAE&biw=1097&bih=628

Mazatlán, Sin...
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Carnaval is just the Spanish word for the French Mardi Gras. The last few days before Lent.

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If parades are your thing there are at least 2 of them. There also is 2 very good fireworks shows. And of course the partying in Olas Atlas that goes until about 4am, with plenty of live music. ........ and beer sold every 50 feet or so. Centro and Plaza Machado are bustling during Carnival also and later then normal into the evening/morning.

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Here is Mazatlan's 2013 Carnaval Schedule.

http://mazatlanlife.com/carnaval-2013/

Mazatlan, Mexico
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It is NOW and it is LOUD. (LOL) I went to the Costume Ball last night as I was a judge. That was fun. The attendence was poor last night for some reason, but the entertainment was fantastic. A super band of probably 10 or 12, plus a couple very good, very cute, dancers in VERY skimpy dresses! When they found out there waere a lot of 'Older' Gringos (We outnumbered the locals last night) they asked "Would ou like to hear some Glenn Miller?" That was before even most peoples time, but of course it is great music. They kicked in to a fantastic version of 'In the Mood' and a couple others. But the Cumbias were every bit as good.

There are several spectacles, but most tourists only catch a couple. There are 2 parades and 2 big fire works shows. But music on the Malecon from 8 p.m. until about 4 or 5 a.m. and sometimes later. Oh, yea, there is also drinking. Tons and tons of drinking. Confetti fights, and drinking. It is something everyone should see at least once in their lives.

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"The attendence was poor last night for some reason, but the entertainment was fantastic."

Wasn't this the first time this event has been organized...might explain the attendance.

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I have not followed it but was told that they did NOT have one last year, but DID have one the year before that was well attended. It used to be an intrigal part of Carnaval but went out of favor in (I believe) the 50's and wearing masks during Carnaval was outlawed for several years because a governor was assinated during a parade by a 'masked party'er' in the late 50's. It is good to see it coming back!

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