Carnival in Cozumel is a SERIOUS party!!  On Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Fat Tuesday – prior to the beginning of Lent, the locals dance, sing and drive huge floats up and down main street.  The word “carnival” comes from the Latin “carne vale” which means farewell to meat, signifying the fasting days to come during Lent.  Here in Cozumel, eating lobster is a pretty good substitute.