sea turtle held in hands at festival of the sea turtles

Festivals of Tulum

Carnaval of Tulum Carnival (spelled Carnaval in Spanish) is a widely celebrated Catholic holiday, known for its Caribbean celebrations and wild colors. Comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, it generally takes place a week before Ash Wednesday in the Catholic calendar. The holiday exists to celebrate fun before the strictness of Lent. There are Carnaval celebrations all over the …