"Carnaval" time is nearly upon us and the schedule of events has been published by the Town Hall as follows:
Saturday 1st March at 18.00hrs at the Indoor Sports Centre. The opening proclamation of Carnival 2014.
Sunday March 2nd at 17.00hrs at the Indoor Sports Centre. A Carnival party with popular snacks and performances by the local Chirigota groups "Los que no se pierden una (los voluntarios), Aquí hay candela and Los que salen por la Tele". Also the presentation of awards in the Carnival Mask competition.
Tuesday March 4th at 16.00hrs. A parade from of the pupils and students from the schools E.E.I. Gloria Fuertes, C.E.P. San José de Calasanz and C.E.I.P. Miguel de Cervantes, arriving at at the Indoor Sports Centre at 17.30hrs for a children's party and entertainment.
Wednesday 5th March at 10.00hrs. A parade of the infants from E.I. Olivo school on Calle Julián Besteiro arriving at the Indoor Sports Centre at 11.30hrs for a party and entertainment.
Thursday 6th March 19.00hrs until 24.00hrs at the Indoor Sports Centre. Performances and music from DJ Pérez.
Friday March 7th commencing at 19.30hrs. The Chirogota groups will be performing at various bars in town on routes as follows;
Route 1."Los que no se pierden una" - Bar La Noria, Bar El Patio, Bar Copacabana, Bar Juanito Gómez, Bar La Jarrita, Bar Bocanegra, Bar Avenida, Bar Piscina Municipal and finally Cafe Manhattan.
Route 2. "Aqui hay Candela" - Hotel Sierra y Cal, Disco Pub El Frenazo, Bar Mi Pueblo, Cervecería Los Arbolitos, Bar Las Niñas, Bar Lirios, Bar El Traguito, Pub El Bruja and finally at Pub Más Madera.
Route 3. "Los que salen por la Tele" - Cafetería Hipanova, Bar El Parque, Cervecería Entrecaminos, Restaurante Gaby, Restaurante La Bodega, Restaurante Alfonso, Restaurante El Puerto,, Peña Madrilista and finally Café Bar Buddha.
Saturday 8th March commencing at 16.00hrs from Calle Llana. A grand carnival procession starting from Calle Llana and proceeding along Calles Victoria, Calvario, Plaza de la Concordia, Julián Besteiro, Cañada Real, Veredo de Pino and Los Ángeles, finishing at the fairground.
Between 19.00hrs and 24.00hrs a party with entertainment provided by DJ Chivo.
At 20.00hrs, judging and presentation of prizes for the best carnival costumes.
Between 02.00hrs and 06.00hrs, entertainment and music provided by DJ Pérez.
Sunday 9th March at 13.30hrs in the Plaza de Andalucia (or the Indoor Sports Centre in case of rain). Performances by the Chirigota groups "Los shuntenticos chunguitos" from Seville and "Los niños cantores de viena ó de manolete". Also party games, face painting and bouncy castles for the children.
As always, please check the Town Hall website here for accuracy of times and information.
Have a great time at what I consider to be the best event of the Olvera calendar.