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Las Palmas Gran Canaria

Sardines burial Las Palmas

After three fantastic weeks, Las Palmas Carnival 2019 ended on Sunday. The end of Carnival event is the burial of the Sardine begins with a carnival parade that parodies a funeral procession and culminates with the burning of the Sardine.

Comments (2):

  1. Jean

    March 12, 2019 at 11:23 am

    A great carnaval indeed ! Covers activities for all ages. Its a great spectacle for both those involved and watching. One question about the ‘sardine’ –was it ‘buried’ or ‘burned’ . I followed the parade to San Catalina then whizzed around to the fireworks on Al Canteras beach … did I miss out part of the event ??
    BTW the pocket-sized calendar of events was excellent .. but could be made more widely available next year so it is easier to plan what to do, where and when.

    • PATRICK O Neill

      March 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Jean. There was a bit of ritual on the beach. People saying their last goodbyes and a bit of a wake. They then put it on a float and set on fire in the water as the fireworks started.


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