20 February 2024

Carnival burns the Sardine and announces an Olympic...

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 20 February 2024. The Sardine burned in the waters of Las Canteras to bring Carnival 2024 to a close. The Carnivals...

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12 February 2024

A Drag Queen apotheosis at the end of “Carnivals of...

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Monday 12 February, 2024 . If there is a hallmark which defines modern Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, that...

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05 February 2024

Carnival has a date with its Queen in La Isleta

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Monday, 5 February, 2024 . It was in March 1976, so long ago now. At that time, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, like the...

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29 January 2024

Murga and comparsa groups take over the Carnival

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 29 January 2024. Murgas and comparsas embody the essence of people’s creative expression in the Carnival of Las Palmas...

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Carnival Starssimbolomas

The Carnivalsimbolomas




15th to 18th Centuries

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival is one of the oldest, most deeply rooted and unique festivals of the Canary Islands capital. For over five centuries the city has celebrated with masquerading, tomfoolery... and flesh.

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