Uruguay’s Carnival celebration is the longest in the world with 40 days of events extending from the last part of January through the first part of March.
On January 22, the night after the Inaugural Parade, was the Samba Schools Carnival Parade. It was also held on Montevideo's Avenue 18 de Julio. It looked like there were more people out to see this parade than the Inaugural parade the night before.
Besides the parade at night, there were Carnival performances in venues all over Montevideo.
One of the most popular carnival events in Uruguay is the parade known as Llamadas (the calls - meaning drum calls). It took place on the Montevideo street of Isla de Flores on February 4th and 5th, 2016.
Clips from Llamadas provided by Uruguay's Ministry of Tourism
Carnival is a festival season that proceeds lent, a 40-day period for prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter.
For more information and schedule of events, check out the official Carnival in Uruguay website.