Latin America, despite being so large and with very different cultures, has deep-rooted traditions. In each area there are ancestral customs that give rise to festivals and celebrations of great intensity.
That’s why here we’ll show you the four most amazing celebrations in Latin America:
- Carnivals in Brazil
Carnival is a festival that’s celebrated worldwide, but Brazil is the place that does it with more intensity. They go back to 1840 and are so big that between all the parades they can have a length of more than 62336 feet (approximately 19 kilometers).
- Day of the Dead in Mexico (Día de los Muertos)
It’s a Mexican celebration to honour their beloved ones who passed away. In this festivity there’s a mixture of different cultures: the Mayan, the Aztec and the Christian. Despite its name, it’s a totally joyful tradition in which it’s shared, in a positive way, with the dead people.
- The Flower Fair in Colombia (Feria de las Flores)
The essence of the celebration revolves around the character of Paisa culture and celebrates the flourishing of customs and life in general of the region and its resident race. About 500 festive events take place.
This festival is a great ethnic, cultural and historical icon of the city and the area. It’s a very beautiful event to enjoy the colourful flowers and their scent, as well as peace, fun and joy.
- The Grape Harvest Festival in Argentina (Fiesta de la Vendimia)
It’s a traditional and popular tradition that crowns the end of the grape harvest and its transformation into wine, due to the hard work of the wine growers. It’s celebrated between February 28th and March 7th in the city of Mendoza.It’s one of the oldest Argentinian festivals. Even though it’s celebrated throughout the whole world, this one from Argentina stands out because of its beauty and spectacularity.
All are such beautiful celebrations that you have to live them not only see them. Which one catches your attention the most? Which country would you like to visit?