Benidorm Carnival 2008

The annual ‘Carnaval’ in Benidorm (also known as Mardi Gras or Pancake Tuesday) takes place this year on Saturday 2nd February. It’s held to mark the start of lent and has evolved into a massive celebration where everyone dons fancy dress and has a right good time.

There’s a small change in proceedings this year as the traditional procession round town with lots of floats, marching bands and music has changed route slightly. The parade will start at 22.00 on the Saturday from Tomás Ortuño street and continue along Venus, Ruzafa and Herrerías streets before ending up in the new town hall square (at the old town end of l’Aiguera Park) where there’ll be dancing to an orchestra to the wee small hours.

If you’re going to Benidorm for this weekend, don’t forget to pack your fancy dress as going as ‘a tourist’ doesn’t count!

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