Thursday, 31 January 2013

"Carnaval" programme 2013

The Ayuntamiento has just issued the schedule of events for, in my opinion, the best fiesta of the year...Carnaval. The agenda as follows:

Saturday 9th February at 18.00hrs. The opening declaration of the Carnaval in the marquee at the Indoor sports Centre.    
Sunday 10th February at 17.00hrs in the marquee at the Indoor Sports Centre. A party with traditional Carnaval chocolate and cakes and performances from the Chirigota singing groups "A la tercera va la vencía", "Los Recortadores", "Las Remedios, caminan o revientan" and "La Prima de Riesgo". Also, the presentation of awards for the drawing competition. 
Monday 11th February at 16.30hrs. A procession of the children from the "El Olivo" infants school on Avda. Julián Besteiro and finishing at 18.00hrs at the Indoor Sports Centre for music and games.
Tuesday 12th February at 16.00hrs. Processions by the students of E.E.I. Gloria Fuertes and C.E.P San José de Calasanz through the streets of Olvera followed by a students party at the Indoor Sports Centre.
Thursday 14th February at 18.00hrs. A procession by the students of the I.E.S. Zaframagón through the streets of Olvera to the Indoor Sports Centre followed by a party into the night with music and games. 
Saturday 16th February at 16.00hrs. The Grand Carnaval Procession of all participants departing from the Plaza de Ayuntamiento through the streets of Olvera, ending at the Pavilion on the fairground. From 19.00hrs onwards, music, games, presentations of awards and general partying and fun until midnight.
Sunday 17th February at 13.00hrs. Performances by the Chirigota singing groups in the park area on Vereda Ancha or in the event of rain at the Indoor Sports Centre.
As always, for accuracy of translation and procession routes, please refer to the Ayuntamiento website here or the poster below.
If you are in Olvera or planning a visit, you are assured of a fantastic time at Carnaval. Enjoy.

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