Carnaval Porteño 2016 - Buenos Aires Carnival

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Every weekend from Saturday February 6th until Sunday February 28th, 2016, and on Carnaval Holidays, Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 9th, the “Carnaval Porteño 2016” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 17 thousand artists, 112 "murgas" (carnival bands), and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

The parades will be held on the following dates and times:
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and Monday 8: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Sundays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, and Tuesday 9: 7 PM to 12 AM

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:
  • Abasto: Av. Cordoba between Sanchez de Bustamante and Aguero: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Gascon: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza: Feb 6, 7, 13, 14
  • Colegiales: Plaza de los Colegiales, Benjamin Matienzo and Conesa: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Coghlan: Av Congreso between Donado and Lugones: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Niceto Vega: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 27, 28
  • Saavedra I: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Estomba: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 
  • Saavedra II: Av. Balbin between Pico and Arias: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • San Telmo: Av. Independencia between Peru and Piedras: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
All the events are free of charge.

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