Ponce Carnival – Carnaval de Ponce / Ponceño 2019

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Carnaval Ponceño / Ponce Carnival poster - Photo by: www.facebook.comcarnaval.ponceno
Ponce Carnival
Carnaval Ponceño / Ponce Carnival poster
Photo by: www.facebook.comcarnaval.ponceno

The city of Ponce that is located in south Poerto Rico held every year a carnival called Ponce Carnival (Carnaval Ponceño).
The old colorful carnival that started in 1858 lasts for a whole week. It come to its end on the day before Ash Wednesday (February or March different dates).

The carnivals’ events are held on the same time when the great carnivals of Brazil,  Venice Italy and the Mardi Gras of New Orleans Louisiana. 

Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

Among the main events the visitors can enjoy several parades with dance and shows that are held on decorated floats, marches of bands, juggling shows, dancers with masks, colored dresses and more.

The carnival’s program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get etc, is present in the carnival’s Facebook link. 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:
Via link above

Country Information

Capital:
San Juan
Currency:
USD $
Voltage and Frequency:
110-120 Volts
Dialing country code:
+1 787, and 939
Time Zone:
UTC -4
Language:
English & Spanish
Location:
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Puerto Rico Tourism Company. http://puertoricotourism.pr.gov/
Climate:
Tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation
Puerto Rico background and overview
Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood. Economic recession on the island has led to a net population loss since about 2005, as large numbers of residents moved to the US mainland. The trend has accelerated since 2010; in 2014, Puerto Rico experienced a net population loss to the mainland of 64,000, more than double the net loss of 26,000 in 2010
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
787, 939
Longitude:
-66.61406°
Latitude:
18.01108°

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