San Sebastian Carnival 2017
San Sebastian Carnival 2017 on La Gomera in the Canary Islands is already in full swing. Themed as “Superheroes”, it’s one of the big events of the cultural calendar.
Although the carnival events began on February 16 2017, they continue until March 5 as you can see from the poster. Here is what you can still enjoy.
The Councilor for Fiestas, Vanesa Vizcaíno, would like to thank everyone who has got involved in this year’s carnival and she paid particular attention to their enthusiasm while events were being agreed and organised.
The famous “Talc” festival is celebrated today (Monday February 27 2017), an event not to be missed. It begins at 6:30pm on Calle El Tanquito and travels to Plaza de Las Americas. If attending, wear goggles and a mask if breathing is an issue – there will be a huge amount of talc flying about.
After the talc event, the carnival dance begins and will continue until the wee hours.
Tuesday February 28 is when the Great Children’s Party is held. This includes lpoads of things for kids to enjoy, including games, performances, fancy dress competitions and the children’s carnival. This takes place from 11am in the Plaza de Las Americas.
The Burial of the Sardine (sorry – still awaiting confirmation on which day that is) begins at 10pm. The tour starts on Calle El Tanquinto and concludes in the bay of San Sebastian. The organisers have asked if attendees could all dress in black.
On Saturday March 4, the last Gran Coso begins at 2pm and will include the carnioval participants as well as a final dance for everyone in attendance.
Sunday ends it all with workshops and various activities for the little ones.
by Elle Draper
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Gandy-Draper. Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.