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Carnival in Ibiza Town

February 19, 2015

The text below was published in The Ibizan, on February 19 2015. It is repeated here and supplemented with photos from the event.

Sunday February 15 saw the annual carnival parade livening up the streets in Ibiza Town. Carnival is traditionally the fiesta that takes place before the fasting or giving up of something for Lent begins. It’s one of my favourite events of the year, as the normally quiet winter streets of the town are transformed into a riot of colour, music and dancing in the streets as the town’s population comes out in force to watch and have fun. Over 2,000 people took part in the parade this year, with costumes ranging from bees, to soldiers, paperboys, princesses, flapper girls, bullfighters, bankers, pirate taxi drivers, chess pieces, mermaids, super heroes and lots more. After the parade, the party continued into the afternoon in the Vara de Rey, with the prize giving ceremony, live music from Bluesmafia i es Saligardos and huge pans of Arroz de Matanzas were cooked for lunch. All accompanied by beautiful February weather: the clouds evaporated, the wind dropped and the sun shone down on the partygoers.

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