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.
Photo Credit Occidental Grand Aruba
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