"The Llamadas Parade" is a festival that takes place every year in Montevideo in February, during the carnival season in Uruguay. It is part of the official competition of carnival groups of the Uruguayan capital. For two nights around 40 black and lubolos ensembles (known as "extras") parade through the Southern (Barrio Sur) and Palermo (Barrio Palermo) neighborhoods. It's one of the purest expressions of Afro-Uruguayan culture.
Carnival Week is considered an annual national festival in Uruguay. While "Carnaval" is celebrated throughout the country with parades and events in most major cities of the interior, the main activities take placein the capital of Montevideo.
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El desfile de llamadas es una fiesta popular que se realiza todos los años en Montevideo en el mes de febrero, durante la época de carnaval en Uruguay. Forma parte del concurso oficial de agrupaciones carnavalescas de la capital uruguaya. Durante dos noches desfilan unas 40 sociedades de negros y lubolos (conocidas como "comparsas") por calles de los barrios Sur y Palermo. Constituye una de las más puras manifestaciones de la cultura afro-uruguaya.

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