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Carnival

Carnaval

Carnaval

Carnival (Santa Cruz de La Palma) – this major event begins on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and lasts until Saturday and into the small hours of Sunday, known as Domingo de Piñata. Its varied program never lacks the opening with a children’s parade, the traditional street parties (verbenas), the evening dances (in the Royal Yacht Club, the Casino, or the Recreational Society “La Investigadora”), the fancy dress competition, the Ambassadors’ Procession, and the Burial of the Sardine. But there is no doubt that the fame and originality of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de La Palma has spread beyond the island’s frontiers thanks to the Carnival Monday celebrations. On that day, the city relives on a grand scale the arrival of the Indianos, the name given on the Canary Islands to the islanders who emigrated to America, and later returned to the islands.