24 Feb Dear Carnival
And here came the Carnival!
Carnaval marks the start of Lent, the Christian season of fasting. Carnival is also known as Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in the United States and Canada.
The Carnival honours and celebrates life, fun, and excess before the beginning of the Lenten season. This lenten season precedes Easter Sunday, is known as Semana Santa and is also widely observed throughout Spain.
Many cities in Spain host these types of festivities and in some of them, the Carnival has been declared as International Interest.
In Benidorm, we live the joy and obviously, we also join and partake the carnival party. So get your costume and soak up the energy.
Carnival in Benidorm
From 26th February to 1st March the carnival comes to Benidorm and the streets are dressed up with music, costumes, parades, activities, entertainment and open-air dances.
There will be parades for children and adults and on the 1st March the festival will conclude with the burial of the sardine.
The burial of the sardine heralds the end of Carnival and represents the burial of the past, the burial of existing restrictions and the rebirth like a phoenix, transforming today’s society.
Let the carnival begin!