Carnival in Spain
In Limousine CC we encourage you to open the closet and take your best costume, because in Spain there are many places where their carnivals are worth seeing and enjoying. Take your costume and let yourself go.
Here we are going to comment just some of the best carnivals that you can find in Spain.
Carnival of Sitges (Barcelona)
From February 23 to March 1, 2017
This carnival is a show that lasts a whole week. The parades (Rúas) are an exhibition of creativity and much art. It stands out for its wealth of costumes, makeup, feathers, sequins, daring fantasy models and the incredible theatrical stages on mobile platforms. For some time now he has been sifting through the lists of the best carnivals in Spain, even the world.
Carnival of Badajoz (Extremadura)
From February 24 to February 28
Declared of Regional and National Tourist Interest. During the day, the carnavaleros, are usually dedicated to go of murgas. The murgas, which despite doing it also at night, act throughout the day in bars, squares and streets of Badajoz, thus being ideal places to enjoy their performances.
It is considered as one of the most important carnivals in Spain, as it brings together every year about 100,000 people who fill the streets of the old town with joy, color, dancing, costumes and lots of fun.
Carnival of Isla Cristina (Huelva)
From February 25th to March 5th
The carnival of Isla Cristina, in the province of Huelva, is one of the oldest and most famous in Spain and is declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in Andalusia. Both the islanders and foreigners participate actively. They do not lack parades, floats, theater, horseback riding, dancing, music, or costume competition. It is also the party with the highest budget of the town hall due to the large influx of public and the massive local monitoring.
Carnival of Vinarós (Castellón)
From the 17th to the 27th of February
The Vinarós Carnival is declared as a Festival of Autonomous Tourist Interest, being the first Valencian festival that received this distinction in 2007. It is one of the most famous of the Spanish Levante. It stands out for its good atmosphere, its numerous activities such as the great battle of flour, karaoke competition between comparsas, pajama night and costumes parades, battle of the confetti, burial of the sardine … and of course its great display during the Gala de The Queens, an imposing spectacle that the public crowds year after year. All this accompanied by music, fireworks and many “Olympic costumes”.
Carnival of Laza (Orense)
From February 23 to February 28
The Carnival of Laza takes place in the town of Laza, in the province of Orense. Together with the carnivals of Verín
and Xinzo de Limia they form a peculiar magical triangle of the Galician carnival.
The great protagonists of the Carnival of Laza are “Os Peliqueiros” (personage that can not be touched). The other characters of the Carnival of Laza that accompany are “Os Fulións”, groups of about 30 to 40 people that cross the streets with different instruments. Their mission is to drive away evil spirits. Other important personages are the Morena and the Maragato.
Its most important moments are the nocturnal parade of fachós (torches) and the farrapada, a battle in which one fights with muddy rags.
Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands)
From February 22 to March 5
You can not talk about Carnival in Spain without mentioning the festivities that take place in the Canary Islands. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is declared the second most important in the world, only behind the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Thousands of people take to the streets every year during the week of Carnival, which were declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 1980. Currently the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife aspires to become a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
One of its important moments is the election of the Queen of the Carnival, in a gala that is retransmitted live by the main television channels. The carnival has two distinct parts, the official carnival and the carnival in the street.
Carnival of Águilas (Murcia)
From February 18 to March 04
The Carnival of Águilas, with over 200 years of history, was declared in January 2015, International Tourist Interest. It is undoubtedly one of the most important events in the Region of Murcia. The Musa, Lent, Don Carnal and the so-called Mussona star.
The party begins on Thursday with “La Suelta de la Mussona” and continues Saturday night with “El Pregón” and “La Batalla de Don Carnal and Doña Lares”, each of them have their own followers. Of course Don Carnal always wins, which is the beginning of the party. During three days great parades of groups, comparsas and floats happen. All this softened with the musical background of the charangas and the bands of music, finalizing the following Saturday with the Burning of Don Carnal.
Carnival of Cádiz
From February 23 to March 05
The Carnival of Cadiz is one of the most famous carnivals in Spain, a classic if ever there, so it has been
recognized (in conjunction with the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Aguilas Carnival) with
the declaration of Tourist Interest International (unique in Spain with such distinction).
“Chirigotas”, “comparsas”, whistles, drums, music, costumes … A world-famous event that year after year attracts thousands of people from half Spain and part of the foreigner.
If there is something in which he stands out is in his competition of Chirigotas, held in the Great Theater Fault. It’s one of those parties that you have to live at least once in your life.
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