Carnaval

Top choice carnival in Quebrada de Humahuaca

Argentina's most intriguing Carnaval celebrations take place along the length of the Quebrada de Humahuaca in February and March. Indigenous traditions have melded with the customs of the Spanish conquerors to create this vibrant hybrid that kicks off on the Saturday that falls 50 days before Easter Sunday.

In each town, a devil figure is dug up from where he was buried the previous year and paraded into town amid much noise, triggering an eight-day bender of dancing and copious drinking. The devil is then buried again, and sin symbolically put back in the closet for another year.


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