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Offline Dolly Diver

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I have still not received the official program of events, but the events are as follows:-

Friday 26th Feb - Salsa band from 9pm - Plaza Los Gigantes

Sat 27th Feb - Afternoon of children's events - Plaza Los Gigantes - from 2pm
                     From 9pm dancing with "Old Dogs New Tricks"
                     From Midnight Salsa Band


Sun 28th Feb - Grand Parade from Fisherwomen's roundabout, Puerto Santiago to Plaza Los Gigantes from 5pm (ish)

Mon 1st march - Burial of the Sardine/fireworks from 9pm (ish) followed by Salsa Band

Official Program now available - see below for full details

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Offline janey

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Re: Carnival Program
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010 »
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  • is the parade on the sunday night the one with the floats and all the men dress as widows?  and if so, isnt the burial / fireworks straight after the parade or are these 2 different events now?  we will be in los gigantes so dont want to miss it.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    Re: Carnival Program
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  • You are mixing up the 2 events.

    The Sunday parade consists of professional dance groups and many floats.  It's a great event and many locals take part.  It starts from the new road by washerwoman's roundabout at around 5pm (canarian 5pm) then up the hill to Colonial park, then down through Los Gigantes to the Plaza.

    The Monday evening event (aprox 9pm) - The burial of the Sardine starts with a funeral procession (with a difference) It's hilarious as all the men dress up as wailing widows.  The procession starts at the top of Los Gigantes then down past the hotel to the plaza, then to the car park behind the hotel for the burning of the sardine followed by the fireworks (usually around midnight).  Then its back to the plaza to dance the night away with more salsa music.

    Whether you take part or you are simply a spectator all all good fun and not to be missed.

    See you all there.

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    « Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010 »
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  • Carnival Program Friday 26th Feb ? Monday 1st March

    Friday 26 February, 19:00 Opening of Carnival with Arehucas de Los Gigantes
                               23:00 salsa dancing with "Samady Band".
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    Saturday 27th February, 11:00 am bouncy castles and various activities for children.
    16:00 hours Disney characters parading from the apartments El Sombraro to Los gigantes Plaza
    followed by children's festival with performances of Sun Group, the School of Dance Onelia Hernandez,
    the Baby Boom group, Fizzy Water, the solo and group Natacha Garage Animado.

    21:00 hours rock group ?Old Dogs New Tricks?.
    Midnight till the early hours, Salsa dancing to "Arguayo band"
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    Sunday 28th February, 17:00 hours, Grand Parade from Fisherwoman?s roundabout in Puerto Santiago to the
    Plaza in Los Gigantes with floats and entertainment from Los Rumberos, the troupe's Valleiros,
    clustering Chaxiraxi The comparsa comparsa Los Cariocas and The Lusileiros.
    Followed by dancing to Kimbra

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    Monday, March 1st  21:00 a funeral procession through Los Gigantes for the burial of the sardine,
    ending at Hotel Los Gigantes car park for the fireworks.

    Followed by dancing to "Arguayo Band".





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    Offline dablar

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    Re: Carnival Program
    « Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010 »
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  • Old Dogs New Tricks playing the Carnaval Saturday Night Dance, it?s a joke surely. Things couldn?t have sany that low ?

    Offline linda

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  • Is the election of the carnivalqueen still thursday? and will the goat meat stand be there?

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • Carnival starts Friday. I believe there is no election of carnival queen because there are no entrants this year.

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    « Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010 »
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  • oh no thats not good !!!

    Offline janey

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    Re: Carnival Program
    « Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010 »
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  • why no entrants i wonder?  is it a cost thing....?

    Offline el presidente

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    « Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010 »
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  • janey,
    The cost of a dress for a Carnival Queen runs into thousands of euros.
    This is why they are sponsored by local businesses.
    Unfortunately due to the economic downturn non of the local businesses have any money available. Most businesses in our area are struggling to survive.
    Its all very sad.
    Hopefully next year will be better but don't hold your breath.

    grockle

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    « Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010 »
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  • In the current climate would it not be possible to be more realistic and use 'party frocks' or 'recycled carnival dresses'?
    Rather than see things completely dwindle to nothing. Expensive flamboyance is out of fashion.
    It is a shame.

    Offline Chiquita

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  • Thanks for the program Dolly, it?s good to have, we will be there - will everyone get dressed up?

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • Many people find it really good fun to dress up and join in.  It's a time when you can put all your troubles of the recession to one side and let your hair down.  

    I'll be there, and hopefully no one will recognise me, just need the finishing touches to the costumes.  

    I am planning to have my camera with me at all times, so watch out for all the hilarious photos I will be posting in our photogalleries.

    If you are first timer to Los Gigantes Carnival and don't know what to expect, check out last year's photos on our photogalleries http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/  Carnival 2009 is towards bottom of this page
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    Offline janey

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    janey,
    The cost of a dress for a Carnival Queen runs into thousands of euros.
    This is why they are sponsored by local businesses.
    Unfortunately due to the economic downturn non of the local businesses have any money available. Most businesses in our area are struggling to survive.
    Its all very sad.
    Hopefully next year will be better but don't hold your breath.

    i thought as much.  it is very sad, unfortunately it must have got a little out of hand as i am sure the original idea for 'carnival queen' was much simpler.  the spend, spend, spend decade has bitten back at everything one way or another!

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    You can view the photos of both the masked ball on Sat and the grand parade of yesterdsay in our photogalleries.  Dirct link is http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    You can view photos of the Sardine Burial on the photogalleries.  Direct link is http://www.losgigantes.com/pictures/index.php