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Carnival Porteño 2010; Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires

This February, the city of Buenos Aires will be celebrating the arts with Carnival Porteño 2010!

Study Spanish in Buenos Aires while Celebrating Carnival 2010!

From Saturday, February 6th until Sunday, February 28th, the city of Buenos Aires will be hosting carnival every weekend in a different neighborhood in Buenos Aires. In total, over 17,000 artists will will participate, 100 carnival bands, and over one thousand base drums and other percussion instruments will be featured.

This carnival is a mix of traditional folkloric music, urban folk customs, traditional dancing, and plenty of humour in every song or skit. The artists dress up in colorful costumes, often including gloves, top hats, long coats, and walking stick, and play music and dance to various themes.

The Schedule:

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14:  Abasto: Av. Córdoba between Agüero and Sanchez de Bustamante

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28: Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Medrano and Palestina

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21: Balvanera: Av. Independencia between Alberti and Rincón

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14:  Boedo 2: Av. Belgrano between Columbres and Maza

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Caballito 1: Av. Avellaneda between N. Oroño and F. Sarmiento

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28:  San Telmo: Av. San Juan between Balcarce and Peru

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Coghlan: Av Congreso between Holmberg and Machain

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28: Colegiales: Av. Federico Lacroze between R. Freire and Martínez

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Boedo 1: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Saavedra 1: Av. Balbín between Plaza and Jaramillo

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Saavedra 3: Av. Balbín between Pico and Arias

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 :  Villa Urquiza: Av. Triunvirato between Roosevelt and Rivera

Feb 20, 21, 27, 28:  Parque Centenario: Lambaré between Corrientes and Bogado

Check out the Buenos Aires Government Page for more information!

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