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Second Aquatic Carnival in Rio San Juan | Nov 11, 2010

Róger Solórzano

Rhythm and color will prevail in the city of San Carlos (Rio San Juan) during the Second Aquatic Carnival, event that will include two general activities: a tourism and handicrafts fair, and an aquatic and street parade. The first activity will start on Friday, November 12, and the second one begins on Friday, November 13.

A great number of spectators, among locals and thousands of visitors, are expected for this carnival, according to what the authorities of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) and the municipal government said.

During a press conference given in Managua, organizers said that tomorrow's fair will have various stands located in the city's waterfront. They will have information about tourism destinations, activities and tourism services of Rio San Juan.

Also, local artisans will participate, including those from the Solentiname archipelago which are famous for making handicrafts with lightweight wood and primitive style paintings. In addition, there will be expositors from the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS).

The day of the carnival (Saturday, November 13), a parade of dance groups from four cities of country (San Carlos, Jinotepe, Managua and Bluefields) will be held. In the afternoon, an aquatic parade will pass by the area of the waterfront, specifically from the waters of the San Juan River to Lake Nicaragua.

During the conference, Jhonny Guitiérrez, governor of San Carlos, explained that this is a family event that aims to show the beauties of the area. Julio Videa, Marketing Director of INTUR, declared that the carnival is related to the positioning campaign of the site. For the first carnival, which was held on November 2009, organizers registered 4 thousand visitors. They expect even more people this year, taking into account that more companies have join efforts promoting the event.