Carnaval in Toledo


Minnesota Gal

Hello friends and family!

I realized today that I completely forgot to blog about carnaval which is a celebration around Spain and around the world to celebrate the time before the church season of lent (the time leading up to Easter). In the U.S. the main celebration of carnaval is Mardi Gras. This year carnaval fell on the weekend of March 24 through the 26th.

In Toledo there are a plethora of celebrations that occur, most of them involving parades (desfiles) and dressing up in costumes (disfraces). Friday night was one of the first days that I celebrated carnaval with my friends. A group and I made a walk to a nearby neighborhood to watch a parade and hang out.

17191128_1618775718139096_8532125373920504301_n.jpg The sun was setting over the beautiful old city of Toledo. I was quickly reminded of how grateful I am to be here. 

The parade the first…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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