Program of Águilas Carnival

Year 2024

It celebrates: From 2nd February to 24th February
Place: Águilas (Murcia)

The Águilas Carnival is one of the most famous carnivals in Spain, it was declared of International Tourist Interest in 2015, and lasts two weeks, are you going to miss it?

Program of Águilas Carnival

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The most interesting part of the festive calendar of Águilas is the annual celebration of "Las Fiestas de Carnaval", declared of INTERNATIONAL TOURIST INTEREST, which takes place immediately before the Lent of Easter (February-March).

Traditional elements of the Carnival are the "Cascarones" of confetti and "La Cuerva", a typical Carnival drink, based on wine and fruit. Parades and Night Carnival: In modern times, the Carnival of Águilas has evolved, presenting two different types of Carnival: the "Day Carnival", where luxury, beauty, spectacularity and the colour of the "peñas" and their floats prevail, and the "Night Carnival" with spontaneity, wit and popular mischief. The parades are held on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday of Carnival and on Saturday of Piñata (following Carnival).

Although masks can be seen during all the nights of the Carnival, it is on Monday when the "Carnival of the night" is dressed in its best clothes, giving way to the tireless and hilarious imagination of the aguileños, who spread their joy and animation to all visitors. Paper costume competition: As part of the fiesta, the paper costume competition is becoming more and more important. Due to the fragility of the materials with which they are made, these costumes are presented in an enclosed area where all the details and materials with which they are made can be appreciated with greater precision.

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