In the city of Merida, where the bullfights take place, and on average 8 bulls are killed infront of a live audience, around 15 community and animal rights groups marched last week to demand a referendum on the activity. Merida and other cities and towns around the country also held costume parades. Tomorrow, school resumes and most holiday takers will return to work.
Carnaval is a Christian, or especially a Catholic, tradition which occurs immediately before Lent. In Venezuela, waterfighting in the street is a particular activity during Carnaval time.