Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Carnaval in La Paz!

The theme of this year’s Carnaval in La Paz is “Alegría Bicentenaria,” celebrating Mexico’s 200 years of independence.

And you know us, we hate to miss a good time, so we had to check it out!

On opening night Bad Humor (along with the Pig and H1N1) was burned in Effigy.

We saw the Pig, but missed the burning.

Oh well - guess we need to learn how to read a program!

Carnaval continues for 6 nights and includes lots of stages for live music, King and Queen coronations, artistic programs, carnival rides, tons of hot dog and taco vendors, and Pacifico tents.

Of course, Doug preferred the Modelo Chope tent - draft beer - which is hard to come by in Mexico!

We made it 4 nights and enjoyed walking along the malecon, seeing all of the wonderful sites, and hanging with our amigos. You get your exercise and your entertainment - all at one time. Can't beat that with a stick!

Plus we did our share of eating and drinking - of course. Anything we can do to help the local economy...

We attended two of the parades, which were very colorful and entertaining (as you can see).

One of the special "treats" during the parades is throwing (or smashing) the confetti filled eggs on your friends. They don't fly far, but they make a heck of mess.

We had confetti everywhere!

So, if you ever have a chance to experience Carnaval (anywhere) go for it! It is fun, exciting, VERY LOUD, and always entertaining!


Julia said...

The La Paz Carnaval looks like a great time! What are your plans over the next few months, we'd love to catch up with you one of these days!
-julia and jacob
SV Pisces

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Mazatlan's Carnaval is supposed to be the best in Mexico! We always missed in there... glad you timed it right :)

Ana said...

Looks like you had a blast!