Sunday, 13 March 2011

Carnival Time!

Saturday 12th March was Puerto Del Carmen's Grand Carnival Parade and as tradition we donned our costumes and joined in the fun.
This year the colours and costumes were magnificent, there were feathers and glitter, vibrant colours and sparkles, marching bands, singing troupes, dancers in flamboyant dress,  pirates and Romans, witches and vampires, prisoners and policemen, cartoon characters, clowns, and much much more. The parade meandered its way along The Avenida and lasted for over two hours. The area crammed with spectaters, many dressed in carnival costume joining in the dancing and soaking up the party atmosphere. An amazing event.

This morning around seven thirty as we walked the dogs, several young people, still in costume were making their way home after a long night of partying!


Claire King said...

That looks like such fun!

Rosalind Adam said...

It sounds fantastic, like UK Leicester's Caribbean Carnival only bigger and for a longer time. You look as if you're really enjoying yourself. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Debs Carr said...

It sounds like great fun and going by those photos your weather is enviable. I can't wait for summer and some heat behind our sunshine (not that we've got too much sunshine today though).

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Claire, thank you for stopping by, it was great and everyone enjoyed the fun. x

Hello Rosalind, we did enjoy it, glad to sit down with a glass of wine later though! x

Hi Debs, the weather was ok, but not as hot as it should be for Lanzarote. Hope your summer arrives soon... x

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, that sounds brilliant! Sounds like you weren't the only ones that had a good time ;)

Shirley Wells said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
As Deb said, your weather looks glorious. We have (drum roll here) sunshine today but it's very frosty.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Amie, it was a great evening, the first time we went to the Carinal was back in 1988 and it has only got better! x

Hi Shirley, you will be surprised to know, we have had a lot of heavy rain in the last 24 hours, even hail this morning, sooo not Lanzarote! Still the temps are around 19 to 21c in the shade and when sunshine...phew! x