Curaçao Carnival 2019

When: During February 2019 (Schedule is present in the carnival's link below)
Curaçao view
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Curacao, the beautiful island nation that is located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela holds every year a colorful carnival.

The local population of Curacao was created from diverse populations and cultures who arrived from a more than fifty countries. So Curacao Carnival events are a huge celebration of culture and national heritage of its citizens.

Guests of the carnival that is considered to be the largest cultural events of Curacao, can enjoy a variety of events including a large beauty contests, parties, private and public, music festivals with an emphasis on Tomba (local music of the islands) calypso and other styles.
In addition various marches are held:

  • Election of Teenagers and Adult King & Queen
  • Teen Carnival Parade
  • Carnival Horse Parade
  • Banda Bou Carnival Parade
  • Grand Carnival Parade “Gran Marcha”
  • Children’s Farewell Parade
  • Grand Farewell Carnival Parade

During the carnival days, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The carnival’s program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get, parking etc. is present in the carnival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Curaçao Carnival
at Kas di Alma Blou
De Rouvilleweg 67 
Tel #: (+599-9) 462-1790 or 462-1799
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Willemstad
Currency:
Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Voltage and Frequency:
220-240
Dialing country code:
+599 9
Language:
Dutch, Papiamentu, English
Location:
Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, 30 nm off the coast of Venezuela
Tourist website:
Curacao background and overview
Originally settled by Arawak Indians, Curacao was seized by the Dutch in 1634 along with the neighboring island of Bonaire. Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, Curacao was hard hit economically by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of the Isla Refineria to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields. In 1954, Curacao and several other Dutch Caribbean possessions were reorganized as the Netherlands Antilles, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In referenda in 2005 and 2009, the citizens of Curacao voted to become a self-governing country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The change in status became effective in October 2010 with the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
+599 9
Longitude:
-68.91667°
Latitude:
12.1°

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