Carnival in Mexico
Mexico occurs is celebrated one week before the Lenten season and it lasts for the entire week. It is celebrated throughout the Roman Catholic world, and is most exuberant in Latin America. It is celebrated with costumes, parades, eating and dancing. The most spectacular carnival in Mexico is found in Mazatlan and Veracruz. Actually, Mazatlan boasts of having the third largest carnival in the world (behind Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New Orleans, Louisiana).
The carnival builds up through each day and finally climaxes on the last day, Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday. Carnival also takes place in Suyapa, which is a town very close to Tegucigalpa, and this occurs in the first two weeks in February. This carnival attracts people from all over the world to it.
The carnival at La Ceiba is celebrated during the third week of May and features parades, costumes and street music. This carnival festival is very popular also, and it has large street parades, costumes and people dancing and making merriment.