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Easter in the Caribbean

Experience Carnival in the tropical paradise of Curacao, and discover this ancient custom from a fresh perspective. This parade is part of another, larger festival that is a celebration of Easter Week, and includes the same elaborate costumes and special cuisine that have been part of Carnival for centuries.

The Carnival of Curacao traces its origins back to the times of slaves and plantation owners on the islands. The Dutch upper class would hold elaborate European galas, complete with opulent clothing, which their servants would imitate in their own parties. Today, Carnival is a national festival that features Tumba, the island's traditional music, and integrates both European and local culture and style.

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*The route runs for a while; check out where works best for you.

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