Sticks and stones

The Carnival in Torrox is proving to be not without controversy as Councillors take exception to a number of slogans or terms being used by various carnival groups.

Carnival in Antequera

Carnival in Antequera is on March 5th, with events starting at 12:00 with a children’s party and fancy dress competition at the Paseo Real.

Torre del Mar Carnival

Today, Saturday February 26th, at 21:30 in the peña Círculo 81 in Torre del Mar is the presentation of the poster for Carnival 2011. The poster has been designed by José Narváez Moreno.

A bit more Carnival 2011

A few more details about the Carnival this year, the poster for which has been designed by Doble Objetivo and has a photo of Vanesa Moya, Ninfa del Carnaval de Nerja in 2010.

Burial of the Sardine in Nerja

Sunday February 14th was not only ‘St Valentine’s Day’ but also the ‘Burial of the Sardine’ (Entierro del Chanquete), an integral part of the Carnaval celebrations in Nerja. Lucky breaks in otherwise bad weather allowed both the normal Carnaval procession and ‘Burial of the Sardine’ to take place almost as scheduled. That is to say, as on time as any …

In case of rain

In the event of rain tomorrow, the Carnival celebrations will move to the marquee in the Plaza de España. The final decision will be taken at 17:00, shortly before the scheduled start of the parade.

More photos…

Some great photos of the election of the Carnival Nymph kindly sent in by Kevin Knight. You can see a selection HERE. The whole Carnival was a great success and great to see people using their ingenuity following the ban on supermarket trolleys and cars in the procession. Only one seemed to have any trouble. One group had used a …

Carnival is over…

Carnival is over for another year, the Lazarine sardine has been duly buried and no more celebrations now for a whole five days. Andalucía Day is the next fiesta, February 28th, with the XXI Dia del Pedal, so oil up those cogs in preparation.