Sunday, 26 February 2012

Gran pasacalles de Carnaval

The Grand Parade. The final and best procession of Carnaval week, when all of the amazing participants come together and parade through the town, dancing, singing and just generally having fun.
We walked the short distance to Calle Llana to watch the parade forming up for the procession.

The pictures unfortunately do not convey the fantastic atmosphere of the event but as you view them try to imagine the band playing, whistles blowing, laughter, dancing, singing and general merriment.

Big Mac anyone.....
......or Pizza perhaps!.
No, there's nothing wrong with this picture. He just came over for a rest.
Steen, who we met a couple of days ago, in position for a good shot.
A personal blessing from the priest.

The Guardia Civil were also participating.

Pigs might not be able to fly but it appears that horses certainly can.
Scary wolves.....brilliant.

Our lovely friend Lorena and her son.

What do they say about dogs and their owners looking alike!
Age is no barrier to having fun.
My zooms bigger than yours....ha,ha.
Another friend Mari and daughter Nuria.

The last float passes by at the end of the best and largest procession we've seen in the five years we've been watching. Congratulations to all who took part and all who helped arrange and organise the parades and events. Many, many thanks for bringing a huge smile to our faces over the last week. Brilliant.

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