Calle Ocho Miami Carnival

Every March Miami, Florida has something to celebrate. The city has a large Cuban American population and the celebration is called the Calle Ocho Festival. It is pronounced a kye-yay oh-cho and means eighth street in Spanish. This festival is the single largest celebration of Latin culture in the U.S.

Eight Street has become a well-known street in Miami in the neighborhood known as Little Havana. Calle Ocho becomes a huge street party and many streets are blocked off for all the dancing, music, food, and other festivities.

It all began back in 1978 so it would unite the Hispanic community. It has now become an annual festival and is known as Carnival Miami and is celebrated over two weekends in March.


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