Carnival/Carnaval of Catagena

10 Feb

 

CARNIVAL OF CARTAGENA

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The Carnival of the city of Cartagena is celebrated in February, since 1981 this festival has been restarted and it has been improving year by year.

This carnival has gained the famous and prestigious title of Regional Tourist Interest together with Cabezo de Torres and Águilas declared International Tourist Interest.

DON CARNAL Y DOÑA CUARESMA

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 The absolute protagonist of the celebrations is Mr. Carnal and Mrs. Cuaresma. On the one hand Mr. Carnal represents orgy, the excess, depravity while Mrs. Cuaresma (Lent) imposes her laws of austerity, fasting and abstinence.

There is a great parade where all groups compete for the first prize with their colorful and lavish costumes.

The carnival finishes on Ash Wednesday for lent and all the costumes back to the wardrobe and all the lights are turned off.

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