A Week of Celebrations, March 3rd to the 12th

IMG_6385After a week of celebrations in Playa del Ingles including election of the carnival queen, senior queen and drag queen; carnival for children; many performances; parties and an interesting event called “The Reading of the Sardines’ Last Will,” the carnival is over!

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A huge event was the Carnival Parade on Saturday that involved over 100 floats– it started at 5:00 pm and went on to at least 10:00 pm. What a raucous, fun, music filled and colouful parade it was. The main theme for costumes this year were related to the “Hippie” era of the 1960s and “Pirates”.

I attended this parade that seemed to go on forever, and luckily it passed right in front of my hotel, The Eugenia Victoria.

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Flower Power!

So here are a bunch of photos to give you insight into this most colourful and fun-filled event. The Spanish love to dress up, dance and generally have a good time. Of course there were many visitors as well taking part in the festivities.

 

 

 

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More Flower Power!

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Peace and love.

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I did mention pirates!

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Pirates getting ready for the parade

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Eskimo in the Canaries?

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How does he walk on those shoes??

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Would you like this rose?

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Lots of happy faces.

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Castro in the Canaries?

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I had fun too!!

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