Cozumel is shining with sparkles, glitter, party dresses, costumes and decorations.  .  Every weekend in February features gala events including the presentation of King and Queen candidates, and coronation ceremonies for the entire royal party, which this year, also includes, for the first time ever, a special needs King and Queen.  One of the highlights of the pre-Carnaval events is the island’s distinct Ladies Show, which is slated for February 22ndMunicipal authorities are hard at work making sure the malecon, or downtown waterfront area, will be repainted and decorated with colorful animal ornaments.  Cozumel police are on board and reporting they are prepared for an increase in security during the celebration and additional collections of refuse will be scheduled.  Local establishments will be offering special seating and dinner options, and various charities are planning on selling beads, masks and other celebratory items.

Carnaval is full of tradition and culture, and credit to those of all ages for music, make-up, hair, costumes, dancing, props and floats!  It truly leaves a lasting impression and makes you want to embrace this event!  The official parade and entertainment schedule can be found here, and be sure and check out the official facebook page for photos and even more information on one of Cozumel’s biggest celebrations.

This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!…

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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