Culture

Holiday and Festival in Venezuela

Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Europe's biggest street festival, the Caribbean-inspired Notting Hill Carnival, takes over west London for a second and final day.

Venezuelan citizen predominantly Roman Catholic. Venezuela Venezuela has a holiday, the annual carnival, which displays and street parties were held before the fasting, culminating in the celebration of the Burial of the Sardine Shrove Tuesday. For something that is secular, fame grew out of El Hatillo Festival is a reflection of modern society.

 

Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Europe's biggest street festival, the Caribbean-inspired Notting Hill Carnival, takes over west London for a second and final day.

San Benito El Moro

Local to the area around Lake Maracaibo, San Benito is the patron saint of the lake. The celebration lasted more than a week from Christmas to New Year, and there are contests and parades throughout the city, with everyone dressed in traditional clothing.

Velorio de la Cruz de Mayo

Held every year on May 3 in Caracas, today saw locals gathered together to pay tribute to the cross that has adorned with a bouquet of flowers. People standing around the cross to pray and sing, dressed in traditional Venezuela.

Feria del Sol

Celebrated on February 2 every year, this festival is called “Virgin de Candelaria,” also known as “Candlemass” in Venezuela, the Christian event. Events in the city of Merida’s most crowded, where the locals adorn themselves with masks and brightly colored costumes, and there is lots of dancing until late at night.

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The Burial of the Sardine

The festival is held at the official beginning of Lent, on Shrove Tuesday. After a wild Carnival celebrations died down, hoping they somber as locals gathered to bury the doll that is the symbol of the Christian faith.

Carnival

Similar to the Mardi Gras, Carnival was held to celebrate the start of the Christian season of Lent, usually in February. Events occurring throughout Venezuela and usually lasts for four days. The best part is said to be in the town of El Callao, which has been famous festival has been running since 1853.

El Hatillo Music Festival

Held annually the last two weeks of October, Venezuela’s music festival has a mix of jazz, folk, and rock with a growing international fame. El Hatillo is a town ten miles south of Caracas, providing a great atmosphere for two weeks of celebrations.