Aruba's Carnival 65 in 2019

Browse through this website for a review of the last Carnival celebration.

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Introduction

Carnival on Aruba is the greatest yearly cultural celebration ever. Carnival activities on this site are divided in into four groups. The Carnival Royalties, Carnival Musical Events, Carnival Parades and Others. Aruba’s Carnival season starts with the elections and coronations through which the Carnival Royalties are chosen. Then follows the Musical Events including the genres of Tumba, Roadmarch, Calypso, Caiso and Soca in the different age categories. Meanwhile the different groups with their participants are working on their costumes and pieces. On the road to the final Carnival parades Others are involved like designers, tailors, truck drivers, welders, dance groups, Carnival Foundation, Government, Police Corps, D.O.W., Ambulance, Fire Department., Red Cross, roadside parcels with the public, sponsors, media, charity clubs and more. Everything coalesces into magnificent Carnival Parades where the Carnival Groups with their participants, Carnival Queens, Carnival Prins- and Panchos show off their astonishing creations singing and dancing on music provided by D.J.’s, steelbands, brassbands, and the Carnival musical bands.
From all over Aruba and the world people come to see and applaude Aruba’s Carnival Parades. A real feast to all senses.

 

Aruba’s 2019 Carnival Elections

Bacchanal has had an exclusive interview with Jonathan Thiel better known as Jeon. Jeon has a considerable Carnival trajectory participating with different activities. Carnival of Aruba is where in fact it all began for Jonathan providing him with a platform where he could share his talents with a great deal of people. Up until today Jonathan makes time on his busy schedule to Be on Aruba during the Carnival season to participate. He explains which was the best moment for him during Carnival and why.

Aruba's 2019 Carnival Musical Bands

It wouldn’t be Carnival if there was no music! We offer you a line-up of all the musical bands that have participated with all the Carnival 65 musical events. Creating the vibe in 65 for the all side-liners and participants during the parades.

Aruba's 2019 Carnival Groups

For 20 years Bacchanal has been documenting the Aruba Carnival activities through a magazine. Now see all Carnival groups that have participated with Carnival 65 in 2019. With their beautiful creations making electrifying addictive ambiance.