lørdag 18. mars 2017

El Carnaval

 El Carnaval takes place in Spain every year in late February and is probably the coolest carnival you will find in Europe. The celebrations last for days with different events all over the country. Luckily for us, one of the biggest carnival parades happens in Sitges, a little town just south of Barcelona, so when the weekend came we took the train down to experience the festivities. The weather gods were on our side and made an extra warm Saturday.

Throughout the week in advance we saw many school kids dressed up as Spiderman, Elsa from Frozen, Super Mario, Nemo and all types of costumes, but during the weekend in Sitges people of all ages took the opportunity to dress up. We even saw a group of people dressed up as Trump, Melania, bodyguard, camera man and protesting Mexican guy!

The streets were covered in confetti and full of people dancing and singing to street musicians and party cars, and the atmosphere reminded me of a warm version of the Norwegian national day.

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