San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Carnaval 2014

Let the pulsation of the legendary “Carnaval 2014 – San Pedro” enthrall you during this vivacious 5-day island celebration (March 1st – 5th, 2014). From self-painting to Carnaval Comparsas (costume dancers) and the burning of Don Juan Carnaval, this annual event recognizes the onset of the Christian Easter holiday.

Join in the bliss of pre-Lenten purification by indulging in the fun that this festivity offers (location on the beach from Ruby’s Hotel to the Cemetery and on Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro)!

History & Legend:

Recognizing the Christian (Easter) Lenten Season; Carnaval 2014 – San Pedro is an occasion like no other on La Isla Bonita. With over 30 years in existence, this festival takes indulgence to another level. This event is a sort-of “pass” on the releasing of the forbidden sins during the Easter season.

Participants can self or group paint each other, dance, enjoy cultural performances, drinks, cultural foods and masquerade island fun! The ending of this festival symbolizes the purification of the participants as the “Burning of Don Juan Carnaval” (a dummy representation of the sins accumulated during this event) is set alight!

Festivities & Highlights:

  • March 1st: Performances; photo exhibition of Carnaval in San Pedro; food and drinks.
  • March 2nd: Carnaval Comparsas performances; Children painting (1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.).
  • March 3rd: Carnaval Comparsas performances; adult and children painting (3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.).
  • March 4th: adult and children painting; adult and children painting (3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.); Comparsa winners announced; Closure Party at Central park (0:00 p.m. – until).
  • March 5th: Burning of Don Juan Carnaval at Central Park (7:00 p.m. – until).

Be part of this vibrant island tradition and leave with nothing but fun memories!

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Photos Courtesy of: Gerry Photography & Ambergris Today