Carnival programmes 2014

Santa Cruz de La Palma‘s programme is here. (The actual programme starts on page 7) Los Llanos‘s programme is here The programme for Los Sauces is here I’ve just found out that some places (El Paso, Garafía, Tijarafe, Fuencaliente and Puntallana) held their carnival early, presumably so as not to compete with the bigger places. Barlovento‘s is here. Breña Alta had their parade yesterday Breña Baja will have parrandas in…

February 28, 2014

Late Sardines

Carnival traditionally ends with a funeral for a sardine. Lots of places hold sardine’s funerals and they’re all deliciously silly. Even better, many of them are held well after carnival, on a vatriety of dates, so you can go to several of them without collapsing from exhaustion. The most famous one on the island is at Los Sauces tonight, starting at 9pm. Tazacorte’s sardine is also tonight, starting at (I…

February 23, 2013

Carnival this weekend (Updated)

UPDATE: In Los Sauces on Saturday, they’ll be holding the 60s wedding. The wedding procession with start from Plaza de la Cruz at 6 pm and will wind through the streets. After the wedding itself, there’ll be a public dance with lots of 1960s music. Carnival used to end on Shrove Tuesday, but these days it continues until the following Sunday evening. In Santa Cruz on Friday the fun starts…

February 15, 2013

Los Indianos on Monday

Monday night will be the biggest night of the year on La Palma, the Los Indianos parade, in Santa Cruz de La Palma. In the 19th century the island was very poor, and many people emigrated to Cuba – the Indies. Some of them came back rich, so that the arrival of a boat from Cuba was quite an event, even though there were more boats to Latin America than…

February 10, 2013