Dos & Don’ts of Spain’s #1 Carnaval


Get Up. Get Out. Get Lost.

This weekend begins the beautiful debauchery of one of Spain’s most cherished festivos. If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating in one of the top Carnaval hotspots in Spain – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cadiz, Sitges – get ready to be dazzled. From shimmering, sequined gowns and luminous firework displays to blaring Latin beats and the sensation of thousands of people soaking it all in with you, your senses are sure to be on overload.

But remember, as you get down and dirty in one of Spain’s Carnaval capitals over the next ten days, it’s more than just a party. Carnaval traditions are deeply rooted in these cities, and have lasted and grown increasingly important over the years. There’s a story behind everything from the Queen’s 100kg gown to the mocking refrains of the murgas and, of course, the sparks of a papier-mâché sardine…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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One Response to Dos & Don’ts of Spain’s #1 Carnaval

  1. Erica says:

    Thanks for the reblog! Happy Carnaval 🙂

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