SUDDENLY party time is upon us again! No sooner has Spain recovered from the excesses of the Christmas and New Year revelry than Carnival is here.
Almeria City kicks off the celebrations on February 6 with events and activities continuing until February 22. This year the event will be dedicated to Sergio Santiago Muñoz, who died in August 2014, and was a big fan of Carnival.
Albox Carnival will take place on February 20 and 21, with the children’s parade leaving Plaza San Francisco at approximately 5pm and travelling through Calle San Leonardo, Calle Rulador, Avenida Lepanto and on to the municipal sports pavilion. The grown-ups get their turn from 10pm following the same route.
Huercal Overa holds its party on February 13 and 14, with a host of activities planned in the town centre.
Mojacar Carnival takes place from February 13 to 15, although the details are yet to be announced. Pulpi’s festivities begin a week later and run for three days from February 20 to 22.
Finally it’s Turre Carnival, which runs for a longer period than most of the others. The fun begins on February 16 and doesn’t end until February 21. Of special note in Turre is the children’s parade on February 17 from approximately 5pm at the school followed by a party in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Don’t miss the Burial of the Sardine, which sets off from the church at 6.30pm on February 18, or the troupes’ parade at 5pm on February 21 from the town square, which culminates in a big celebration.