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Fancy that!
FIESTAS FOLLOW-UP: Two revellers at the traditional Fancy Dress Party in Benidorm Photo credit: Sinatra’s Benidorm

HEAVY rain was not enough to dampen the Brit-inspired Fancy Dress Party that traditionally follows Benidorm’s fiestas.

Calle Gerona and Calle Mallorca were the epicentre of the partying for 15,000 people – according to official estimates – who filled streets and bars in the so-called British Zone as far as the Rincon de Loix.

The lingering pandemic altered the fun to some extent, as there was no street parade and although very few masks were seen on the streets, these were obligatory once the revellers stepped inside any bar or other establishment.

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Meanwhile, the doors were open at the Foreign Tourist Service (SATE) in the Rincon where those who had not yet been vaccinated could have a change of heart and receive their first jab.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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