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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Aruba Torch Parade Kicks Off Tonight

It's Carnival Season in Aruba! 

Aruba Torch Parade
Photo Credit - Caribbean News Network

The first official parade starts tonight and is the beginning of a long carnival season that ends March 4, 2014. 

This year's parade is expected to have 10,000 semi-costumed participants with flaming torches, calypso and steel bands. 



The Torch Parade was first organized by the Tivoli Club, Aruba's oldest social club. The torch lights are a symbol of the heat generated by Aruban's as they warm up for the carnival season. 

Tonight the Torch Parade (Fakkeloptocht) Kicks off from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with bright lights heading down the streets of L. G. Smith Boulevard in the capital Oranjestad.   

Aruba Carnival Schedule

Happy Travels,
Linda