Grand Parade 2016

The Aruban Carnival is very colorful with it’s over-the-top pageantry, produced by thousands and delighting and uniting the entire country.

Carnival in Aruba means a month-longaffair consisting of events that bring colourfully decorated floats; contagiously throbbing music with brass band, steel drum and roadmarchtunes; luxuriously costumed groups of celebrants of all ages; King and Queen elections; electrifying jump-ups (street parades) and torchlight parades; the Jouvert morning: the Children’s Parades, and finally the Grand Parade.

On the evening before Lent, Carnival ends with the symbolic burning of King Momito. The event is held at 8 p.m.at Oranjestad Harbor Arena.


Location: oranjestad Subject: Events , People

February 23, 2016