Late Sardines

The sardine in Los Sauces, dancing round the square
The sardine in Los Sauces, dancing round the square

Carnival traditionally ends with a funeral for a sardine.

Lots of places hold sardine’s funerals and they’re all deliciously silly. Even better, many of them are held well after carnival, on a vatriety of dates, so you can go to several of them without collapsing from exhaustion.

The most famous one on the island is at Los Sauces tonight, starting at 9pm. Tazacorte’s sardine is also tonight, starting at (I think) 8 pm.

Barlovento’s sardine will be Saturday 2nd March at 10 pm. I’ve heard that’s another good one, but I’ve never been because it’s such a long drive back.


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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