Los Cancajos carnival parade atarts at 5:30 tonight. The kids parade along the main street from the south end of the village to the north, then down to the sea front. Then groups of children perform on the stage, and finally professional musicians play for a public dance. You can see photos of last year’s parade here.
One of my favourite things about carnival is the costumes. It’s like street theatre – performance art by almost everybody for everybody. Some costumes are off the peg, with or without personal touches. Others are home made. Often a group of friends or family will be themed, like these pirates: Some costumes are quite elaborate. Others are sheer creative genius, like the Canarian Unsynchronised Swimming Team, who brought along their…
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Carnival in Santa Cruz kicks off with the wig fiesta on Friday night. It’s a brilliant idea, because bought wigs start from about 2.50€, so almost anyone can afford it, and creative people can (and do) make their own. Click for a the full size version of the panorama.
Carnival is starting. Time for some fun! Programs Santa Cruz de La Palma Los Llanos de Aridane Los Sauces Highlights Friday 24/02/2017 Wig fiesta: Santa Cruz de La 15:00 live music in the Cuadrilátero. Saturday 25/02/2017 18:00 Ambassador’s Parade Monday 27/02/2017 Los Indianos, Santa Cruz de La Palma Sunday 05/03/2017 13:00 60s Wedding Los Sauces Satrday 11/03/2017 21:30 Sardine’s funeral, Los Sauces
Yesterday I went to work as a tour guide at the observatory. At 9a .m. it was 6 ºC, but the ice from overnight was still there, glistening inthe sunlight. Fortunately the road was almost completely clear.