The busiest event in our little town of La Ceiba takes place this week. The week leading up to the internationally renowned "Gran Carnaval Internacional de La Ceiba" is a city-wide celebration in honor of the city’s patron saint St. Isidore (San Isidro). During the week leading up to the third Saturday in May, many neighborhoods will host small celebrations with live music and parades.
On Saturday afternoon the big parade with elaborate floats takes place along Avenido San Isidro, the city’s main thoroughfare. After the parade the locals and tourists all have a celebration along that same road, where there are stands that sell food, drinks, and souvenirs.
La Ceiba’s Carnival is the biggest in Central America and is expected to take our town of 200,000 people up to 800,000 by weeks end. We will keep you informed.