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Carnival is celebrated around the world at this time of the year. It is considered the last time to have a big party before the period of lent. You don´t have to be in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro to take part in a colourful Carnival parade with brilliant costumes and warm smiles. Carnival is very popular here in Spain and last year we enjoyed a parade and celebration at the local mall. I wrote about it here.   https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/carnival-time/

Everyone gets involved in Carnival festivities, including the schools. All week the students go to school wearing specified items of clothing each day, like mismatched socks, inside out clothing, a hairpiece etc.

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Mismatched socks day

This year we witnessed the Carnival parade at the local elementary school our young friend attends. The children, teachers and parents went all out with the costumes and festivities. The theme was different cultures with students dressed as various foods and historic figures from around the world. Our young friend was part of the Egyptian group and played her part well. It was fun to watch everyone get into the spirit and enjoy themselves. There were  more parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, watching and taking  pictures, than participants. After the parade, the children were treated to hot chocolate and pastries, then spent the rest of the school day making crafts. I would have loved to attend that school!

here come the Egyptians

Here come the Egyptians

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And the Vikings!

And the scary Vikings!

Spaghetti and meatballs anyone?

Spaghetti and meatballs anyone?

or my favourite, paella

or a Spanish favourite, paella

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The drummers provide the right music and add to the atmosphere

 

My favourite Cleopatra!

My favourite Cleopatra!

A fun Carnival for all!

Happy Valentine´s Day and Happy Chinese New Year!! It is all happening at once this year.

It was not surprising that St. Patrick´s Day was celebrated in style here in Oriheula Costa. Everything is celebrated! There is also a large Irish community here. It was a fun day with dancing in the streets, entertainment in the local pubs and restaurants and a parade, of course! We joined in the festivities with everyone else. The pictures will give you some idea of the day.

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Motorcycles of all sizes

Motorcycles of all shapes and sizes

I love a pipe band

I love a pipe band

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Sponge Bob and friends

Sponge Bob and friends

Even the Pope made an appearance in his popemobile

Even the Pope made an appearance

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And a couple of Elvis sightings!

And a couple of Elvis sightings!

Everyone had a great time even though the sun failed to make an appearance.

On a previous post Spotlight on a Book Series I offered a giveaway. I made the draw on March 17 and the lucky winner was Susan Gourley who chose an e-copy of Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask. Congratulations Susan!! You have the luck of the Irish!

I wish everyone a great week ahead! I will be away for a couple of weeks as I am going back to Canada to visit family and friends. I am truly lucky to have such faithful followers. Thanks!!

 

DSCN1021Carnival is celebrated in many parts of the world and is very popular here in Spain. We didn´t take in any large Carnival celebrations but attended  a small one in our local outdoor mall called La Zenia Boulevard. Once again the local people went all out with the costumes. Here are a few pictures to share with you.

Getting ready for the parade

Getting ready for the parade

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Children are always a part of every parade

 

After the parade we were entertained by a lively stage performance.

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Have you been to any Carnival parades?


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