Carnival in Málaga is going crazy
Do you want to experience Spanish culture, celebrations and you also want to learn Spanish? Then you should read this post about the carnival of Málaga and get the detailed programme of the event so you can celebrate carnival with us from 18th to 28th of February. There you can experience and live the classical culture of Spain and besides you can learn Spanish in the language school OnSpain Málaga. During the carnival of Málaga, the city is high on life. There are many celebrations, parades. Besides their practicing a lot of rituals there. In every corner of Andalusia, you can get delicious food. Also, there are many small celebrations hosted by villages near Málaga but the best celebrations are in Tenerife, Cádiz and Málaga. The highlights during carnival in Málaga are the “burial of the sardine” (entierro de la sardina) at the beach “La Malagueta” or the singers (Chirigotas). The Chirigotas are dressed up singers, which appear in the Cervantes-theater. You can take a look on all of the treats around Málaga. In this Post we´ll present you the highlights of this special event you shouldn´t miss:
18 February 2017
17:30 pm Gala del Mayor
21:30 pm Gran Gala del Carnaval. Plaza Constitución
22:30 pm Selection of the gods
19 February 2017
12:00 pm Selection of princes and gods of the kids. Plaza Constitución
13:30 pm Rivalry for the best costume (kids). Plaza Constitución.
17:00 pm Big procession. Route: Pasillo de Santo Domingo (pérgola), puente de la Esperanza, Prim, Atarazanas, Martínez, Marqués de Larios, Plaza Constitución, Granada, Plaza del Carbón, Plaza del Siglo, Granada, Méndez Núñez, Plaza de Uncibay, Casapalma, Cárcer, Madre de Dios y Plaza de la Merced.
19:30 pm Auftritt der Gruppe des COAC auf der Plaza de la Merced
20-24 February 2017
21:00 pm Performance of the carnival groups. Plaza Constitución.
24 February 2017
21:30 pm Selection of the Drag Queen. Plaza Constitución.
25 February 2017
12:00 pm Carnival of the kids. Plaza Constitución.
18:00 pm Hike of the gods. Centro Histórico.
20:00 pm Batalla de las Flores. Calle Marqués de Larios
21:00 pm Conclusion on the Plaza Carrusel de coplas. Centro histórico.
26 February (Domingo de Piñata)
12:00 pm Hike of the gods. Centro Histórico.
13:00 pm Gran Boqueroná. Plaza Constitución.
16:00 pm Procession Entierro del Boquerón at the beach La Malagueta
In this video you can have a look of what is going to expect you during the big parade during Carnival of Málaga:
Día de Andalucía
Another big festival in Andalusia is the independece day. For all those who want to have another cultural experience next to the carnival in Málaga they can celebrate the Día de Andalucia which forms part of the andalusian history. This event takes place right after the carnival in Málaga on the 28th February 2017 and it is celebrated since 1980. The history behind the Día de Andalucia is the referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia. The Día de Andalucia is a bank holiday and therefore the balconies of lots of villages nearby were decorated with the andalusian flag or in schools they are singing the andalusian hymn. Moreover this day is celebrated in schools by a typical andalusian breakfast which consists of a piece of bread with olive oil and a glass of orange juice. The Spaniards are very proud of this day and the related history.
But why you don´t come and see yourself what´s going on? You do not have a costume? Don´t worry because in the old town you can find some shops which sell them at a good value. Let enchant yourself by the Spanish culture and book your Spanish course at OnSpain now.
Málaga is waiting for you!