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Montevideo Events

Divercine (International Festival of Children's Cinema)

Screenings and activities.

Date: 24 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
Venue: Throughout Montevideo.
Website: http://www.divercine.com.uy

La Noche de la Nostalgia

Taking place the night before Independence Day, La Noche de la Nostalgia celebrates music and culture from the past. Some bars and clubs hold 'anti-nostalgia' parties.

Date: 24 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
Venue: Montevideo.

Carnaval

Montevideo's exuberant Carnaval brings dancing, drumming, comedy and theatre to the streets for several weeks each year. Especially noteworthy are the competitions between neighbourhood Carnaval societies held in the Teatro de Verano and the all-night parade called Desfile de las Llamadas, which moves to the beat of Afro-Uruguayan candombe drumming.

Date: 23 January 2018 - 14 February 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout Montevideo.

Yemanjá

Offerings of flowers, gifts, perfume and rice are made to the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea every 2 February.

Date: 02 February 2018 - 02 February 2018
Venue: Montevideo beaches.

La Semana Criolla

Rodeos, barbecues and folk music celebrate the rugged Gaucholifestyle of Uruguay's rural population who once a year descend upon Montevideo to show the city population what life in the interior is like. Of particular note are cowboy displays of horse riding as well as practical demonstrations of the skills they use to survive out on the range.

Date: 01 April 2018 - 08 April 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Parque Prado.