Carnaval de Cadiz

The Carnival Cadiz 2019

Cadiz is preparing for its biggest event of the year the Carnival de Cadiz which takes place from the 2nd to 10th March 2019.
Crowds come from all over Spain to see its  carnival, watch the parades and the singing events. This is Spains most famous Carnival which dates back to the 17th century when Cadiz tried to go one better than the carnival celebrations of Venice.

The Spanish sailors returned from the New World to Cadiz with not only gold and silver, but with the rhythms and  vibes  that still dominate today’s Carnival. African and Creole rhythms, sambas and rustic Colombian tunes all intermingle in the streets with local Andalusian songs and traditional flamenco music.

Cadiz is transformed for the two weeks that the carnival takes place where everyone takes part in its fancy dress and take to the streets to enjoy the fun of Carnival.

Cadiz Carnival Programme

The Cadiz Carnival programme of events usually follows the following format

Saturday
Official opening of Carnival
Carrusel of coros
Romanceros competition
Crowning of Carnaval Queen

Sunday
Carrusel of coros
Main parade
Fireworks in La Caleta

Monday
Carrusel of coros

Friday
Carrusel of coros (La Viña)

Saturday (Sabado de Piñata)
Panizada (fried bread with fish roe)

Sunday (Domingo de Piñata)
Carrusel of coros
Fireworks in La Caleta

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