CUEVAS del Almanzora council has promised a grand eight-day carnival celebration.
Running from Saturday February 22 to Sunday February 29, the local authority said this year’s carnival will feature processions, dances and competitions.
Unveiling the carnival poster and programme, Cuevas Mayor Antonio Fernandez Liria said his government team saw “keeping our customs and traditions alive” as of vital importance and that “carnival is proof of this.
“In a few days’ time we will show one of the best spirits of our town, and one which has endured over the years”, he commented.
Fernandez Liria made a point of expressing his “gratitude to all those actively taking part in our fiesta, who make it so much greater”, mentioning the carnival associations, the festivities commission and the law enforcement agencies.
He urged people from across the region to go along and join in the fun.
Festivities councillor Isabel Maria Haro Salas said there will be a few novelties this year, among them a prize for the best costume at the carnival dance in the Parque del Recreo on the first day of the celebrations.
She also revealed that the big procession on February 29 will bring together more than 30 carnival clubs, which will start out from the multi-purpose warehouse at 5pm. That night there will be a carnival dance with live music from the La Mundial and the Panter Show orchestras.
The Mayor and councillor both took the opportunity to congratulate Jose Miguel Torrecillas for winning the competition to design this year’s carnival poster.