La Palma Carnival: Tuesday – Friday

Los Indianos, Santa Cruz de la Palma Tuesday 16thSanta Cruz de la Palma5 pm Fancy dress ball in the senior citizens day centre, with live salsa music Los LlanosCancelled Wednesday 17thSanta Cruz de la Palma11 am Presentation of prizes in the town hall. Los Llanos11 am – 1 pm Children’s activities, Plaza de España8 pm Murgas, Plaza de España Cancajos8 pm the Octopus’s Funeral followed by a dance Thursday 18thLos…

February 16, 2010

Los Llanos Carnival Programme for the Weekend

Sorry, I don’t know Los Llanos nearly so well, so I can’t tell you where to find things. But they’re usually quite loud, so I suggest you just follow the noise. Friday 12th22:00 Masked dance with live music22:00 Carnival kiosks Saturday 13th10:30 Table Tennis12:00 “The Great Powder” Sunday 14th11:00 Table Tennis Monday 15th11:00 Activities for children22:00 Carnival dance with live music

February 12, 2010

World Book Day

April 23rd is world book day. On La Palma, the celebrations go on all week. Both Santa Cruz and Los Llanos have book stalls out in the street. Last year, they had a 10% discount, although most of the books were in Spanish. Since I’m a book-a-holic, I loved it. This year, they’re having events to encourage people to come. Amoung other things, Callou (from the TV series) will be…

April 20, 2009

Weekend Carnival Programme

Santa Cruz de La PalmaSaturday, 28th February 12:00 noon. Cuban music in the plaza de la Alameda. 10 pm Costume night, with music from Salsaludando and Arena Caliente at the carnival stage Sunday, 1st March 6 pm children´s party with music from Vigord Jazz, and a prize for the best child´s costume of 2009, at the carnival stage. Los LlanosSaturday, 28th February 6 pm Carnival Procession in Puerto Naos. Organized…

February 28, 2009

Canival programme during the week

Santa Cruz de La PalmaMonday, 23rd February LOS INDIANOS – the main event for most people. At one time many Palmerans left the island in search of a better life in the Caribean. Los Indianos celebratesthose who came home again stinking rich. Basically, almost everyone wears white, usually “Gone with the Wind” style dresses for the women, and suits and Panama hats for the men. Some people carry cardboard suitcases,…

February 22, 2009

Los Llanos Carnival Program for the weekend

FRIDAY, February 20Festival of Comparsas (Comparsas perform musical dance numbers)> 8 p.m. Carnival Stage SATURDAY, February 21Comparsas performance> 11.30 a.m. Plaza de España Big Talcum-Powder throwing party (NB, there’s a really good talc-throwing party in Santa Cruz on Monday)Music and Dancing with La Retranca, Libertad and Salsaludando orchestras> 1 p.m. Carnival stage More Music and Dancingwith the orchestras: Bolero, Libertad and Ricaband> 10 p.m. Carnival Scene SUNDAY, February 22 THIRD…

February 18, 2009