Carnaval Porteño 2017 - Buenos Aires Carnival

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Every weekend from Saturday February 4th until Tuesday February 28th, 2017, including Carnaval Holidays, Monday February 27th and Tuesday February 28th, the “Carnaval Porteño 2017” (Buenos Aires Carnival) will take place at different neighborhoods, with the participation of 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: 7 PM to 2 AM.
Sundays, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28: 7 PM to 12 AM

Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades:

Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Bulnes and Billinghurst
Boedo Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia
Boedo Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza
Colegiales: Plaza de los Colegiales, Benjamin Matienzo and Conesa
Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Niceto Vega

Palermo: Plaza Unidad Latinoamericana: Acuña de Figueroa and Costa Rica
San Telmo: Av. Independencia between Peru and Chacabuco

All the events are free of charge.
May be suspended in case of rain.

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