Ibiza Carnival, Sunday February 10th, 2013

February 12th, 2013 - 6:52 pm Posted in ibiza | Comments (0)

All the major towns in Ibiza hold their own carnival at this time of year, and on Sunday it was the turn of Ibiza town. Carnival is celebrated in many parts of the world, and is an opportunity for people to have fun and feast before the seriousness and fasting of Lent begins.

carnivalIt started at 11.30 in the port, with a cavalcade of floats passing through the main streets of the town. It was a very colourful and noisy affair, with most of the floats not only having their own carnival theme, but their own sound system as well.

Schools, dance troupes and individuals all took part, providing a great showcase for the island’s creativity, demonstrated by the myriad of imaginative costumes, floats, and dance routines that entertained the crowds as they competed for the cash prizes on offer. And many of the spectators joined in too (both adults and children), dressing up in costume for the event.

Ibizan’s know how to party, and it was a great way of spending a sunny but windy February afternoon.

The video clip and photos below give a snapshot of the riot of colour and creativity that was on display.

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Words by ClaireB

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