I think you will find that the 60's and 70's were a decadent time for most countries, not just the UK, that were not governed by a dictatorship and I am really missing your point now.Last year's carnival was Seville, another year was the sea, were you so vocal then about the theme. The theme is not chosen to copy any countries specific style it is chosen for people to dress up and have a good time so please get off your soapbox and as you don't live here I cannot see how it will offend you !!!!
Umm, in respect of decadence, if you read my post again, I did actually say COUNTRIE
S, plural, not just the UK!!!! Both Seville and the sea are good themes, as relevent to all. Not on a soapbox at all, just a bit baffled why such a theme was chosen for a celebration in a country that was oppressed at the time. I may not live there at the moment, but family do on both mine and my other half's side.
If you spent time with older Canarians who lived through the decades being celebrated, you would realise how divisive those years were to the population, and even now it is an emotive subject.
I hardly think the Los Gigs Carnival could be really described as "in Spain"
Hmmm, probably right there, as Los Gigs is mini-Britain!! Seriously though, what a silly comment. Whether it is attached to the peninsular or not, it is part of Spain, and the local Canarian populace was affected exactly the same as the mainland.