Carnival this weekend on La Palma

"Old ladies" at the carnival parade in Los Cancajos, Brena Baja, 2011
"Old ladies" at the carnival parade in Los Cancajos, 2011

On Friday 2nd March, Los Cancajos will hold its carnival parade, with about 400 participantes (children in fancy dress, serious percussion and other carnival bands). The parade starts at about 5:30 at the south end of the village (near Las Olas hotel)and will go along the main street to the Centro Cancajos, where there will be a performance by clowns.

On Saturday, Los Cancajos will hold their 1960s party,starting at 11 am with bouncy castles and children’s activities. At 6 pm the Retranka Big Band will perform period music. You’re invited to come in period costume

Faries at the Carnival parade, Los Cancajos, Brena Baja, 2011
Faries at the Carnival parade, Los Cancajos, 2011

And on Saturday at 9:30 pm, Los Sauces will be holding their sardine’s funeral, with a Roman theme. Some people think this is the best sardine’s funeral in the Canaries.

The poster for the sardine's funeral in Los Sauces, La Palma island, 2012
The poster for the sardine's funeral in Los Sauces

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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