Argentina was awash with colour this long weekend as the country celebrated Carnaval, which marks the beginning of Lent.
More than two million people left their homes for tourism-related travel this weekend, the Tourism Ministry reported, making a record for the Carnaval weekend.
Despite lacking the fame of Caranval festivities like Rio de Janeiro’s, Argentina is host to some of the most important parades and activities in the region. These are mainly concentrated in the north, in provinces like Corrientes and Entre Ríos.
“We’re probably seeing one of the best weekends of Carnaval in history”, said Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña, who attended Jujuy’s festivities alongside Governor Gerardo Morales and Media and Public Content Minister Hernán Lombardi.