The May Pole festival starts from the first day in May and finishes in the last days of the month. This tradition dates from the 19th centrury and is an adaptation of the English custom that celebrates with a party on the first day of the month. The May Pole festival is the largest expression of culture and tradition of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast with a presentation of a tree adorned with fruit and colored ribbons. Participants dance around the tree celebrating the welcoming of the rainy season and new life.
During all of the weekends in the month of May they put on different cultural events where all of the ethinicities of Caribbean coast take part, the Garifuna, Rama, Creole, Miskito and Ulwa where they present differen cultural dances to rhythms like Calypso, Soca, Punta and others that have been passed down from generation to generation.
The main event of the May Pole festival is saved for the last weekend of May. The last week is celebrated with a food fair where you can enjoy the delicious dishes of the Caribbean coast made with coconut like sopa mixta, rundown and others. There are also parades of costumed dancers from the different neighborhoods. This is the biggest celebration on the Caribbean coast and you can’t miss it!
The festival culminates in traditional Tulululu dance which represents the unity of the diverse ethinc groups of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast. The dance marches through the main creole neighborhoods of Bluefields by forming an arc with the hands of the participants and dancing underneath (pass under) until they reach Old Bank or Cotton Tree barrio where the climax of the May Pole festival is held.
4 or more pax
Caribbean Dreams or South Atlantic.
|$145.00 per pax||$130.00 per pax||
Month of May 2014
- 2 Nights lodging in Bluefields
- Airport transfer
- City Tour.
- Participate in the cultural presentations
- Participate in the parade
- Local guide
Does not include:
- Flight ticket
- 100% of the balance of the package must be paid before arrival
- Rates vary depending on the number of people
- Any service not indicated must be paid for by the clients
Atlantic Tour assures you that you will appreciate all the activiteis of the carnival that Bluefields has to offer, with the best offer on tourist packages!