The Burial of the Sardine

The closing celebration is a series of acts revolving around the ‘Burial of the Sardine’, with a final parade tinged with the black worn by outrageous widows and scandalous mourning-women. These women, the Court, and the authorities and the world of the Carnival mourn the death of the fish, and walk with it as far as Las Canteras Beach, where it is burned on a pyre; the moment has come to start the wait for a new edition of the festivities.