Carnivals- time of colors and joy!
Carnival season has begun!
It’s again the time of the year when music, dance, colors and happiness join together for a magical combination – Carnivals! Of all the crazy celebrations in Spain there is nothing wilder than the Carnival celebrations in late February. You’ll see spectacular street parades, performances and amazing fiestas which usually last from dusk until dawn!
The carnivals in Spain are usually known for their fantastic masks and rich imagination costumes. Everyone in all ages participates to celebrate and dance by throwing worries aside for a while. It’s promised that in carnivals you will always experience laughter, joy and of course good music! The streets in towns and cities all over Spain are filled with wild partying, humour, parodies and a general atmosphere of fun and high spirits.
The origin of Carnival is not for certain. It is believed that the early traditions of the festival can be traced back as far as ancient Rome and Greece. The origin of the feast is also seen by historians as early as 5,000 years ago in Egypt and Sumer. The most known theory is that Carnival was born along side Lent. These days pre-lent carnivals are really popular and people around the world will join in the crazy festival known as Carnival and celebrate for many days in a row and also days and nights!
Carnivals in Torrevieja
In Torrevieja celebration was started in January and the festivities will last for 4 weeks. Main parades will be seen 19.2 on Sunday at 16.00 and the grand finale in the evening of 25.2 Saturday 22.00. Main parades starts at Asunción Square Ramón Gallud street to the Patricio Pérez street.
Pictures taken in Torrevieja 2009.