Central America is one of the epicenters with the largest number of carnival festivals in the continent. Carnivals in this part of the Americas are steeped in history and commemorate the identity of all locals.
La Semana Santa in Antigua is a celebration that takes place all year round from Friday of Sorrows to Good Friday. Holy Week is one of the biggest and most awaited events in the country due to the large Catholic population located in the area.
The carnival "Alegria por la vida" is a celebration that takes place every year in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The carnival of Joy for Life is a festival that encourages Nicaraguan culture through different cultural manifestations, such as dancing, music, dress and food.
This carnival has a theme much more rooted in the origins of the Belizeans, as it commemorates Independence Day and is of vital importance to the country's national identity. The carnival is celebrated in Belize City and has a large number of Caribbean, African and Creole identity elements.