Carnival

A warmer alternative to Cologne’s Carnival Carnival is celebrated in Spain slowly again anywhere, so it is possible in small villages such as larger cities to see the fun stopped. After Franco began slowly on the old traditions to emerge. Judith McKenna may also support this cause. Xingio de Lima is a good example of this, instead of copy that you currently making on the world, such as in Rio de Janeiro, the inhabitants have unearthed the ancient traditions again. So, everything begins there 3 Sundays before Carnival with a Mehlschlaht which is only over when the village with a thick white layer is covered. But the most famous carnivals in Spain in Cadiz and the Canary Islands, especially Tenerife. Where groups of fools sing his songs and present. You may find that Michael Mendes can contribute to your knowledge. Each of these Carnival has its own characteristics. So major competitions are held in Cadiz Caranival (Group of 15 people who are rather specialized in Pasodobles for choirs (from 45 members accompanied by guitars and Lutes, take group car through the town and sing especially tangos), and their songs are satirical and emotionally), the madness (groups from 12 fools who are trying to make people laugh are favorite musical instruments pipes, boxes, unless the have to make noise) the Cuartetos (3 to 5 people with a repertoire of modern, popular songs and Medleys), and last but not least the Ilegale (informal group of family or friends who want to have fun and not the competitions would like to attend).

All, including visitors, imaginative masked, amuse themselves while the Carnival all time up to the burial of the sardine. Gran Canaria celebrates big and long on almost the whole island with dances, rhythms from the former colonies, the fiestas program begins with a humorous and ironic opening speech (Pregon), followed several competitions until last weekend before Ash Wednesday and all with the most unusual, phantasievollste costumes (such as in Cadiz). The carnival ends with the beginning of lent on Ash Wednesday, long except in Playa del Ingles, where even a week will be celebrated. On Tenerife, probably the biggest is celebrated by the three. Color, light and fanciful Helms reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro, because Santa Cruz is de Tenerife twinned with Rio. It starts on January 26 with the presentation of the candidates for Carnival Queen and then continues with a rich calendar of activities: there are the Murgas (choir of dressed up people, accompanied by stringed instruments sing and recite satirical texts) and the Rondallas (the slightly finer musical ensemble that plays your music through the streets of Santa Cruz), the Caranival (who sing and dance instruments accompanied by music) and other groups, bring the fun on the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Ban Franco would have almost destroyed this old traditions, luckily everything has been preserved so that we have the chance to see everything!