The Queen's moment

 The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival chooses its Queen next Friday, 11 March

 You can watch the event via streaming on the Carnival's YouTube Channel playlist, and on the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival Facebook page

 Tickets for the event are on sale at 10 euros on


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 8  March 2022.- The Queen is the figure who traditionally symbolises the most solemn spirit of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival. Since the festivities started to be organised officially, and without the prohibitions applied during the dictatorship, the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival Queen Gala has been, without a doubt, one of the high points of the year in the city. Behind the scenes of that singular night lie the efforts of the designers in the preparation of the elaborate costumes, the choice of the contestants to show them off on the stage, or the search for sponsors among businesses: all this converges in the presentation of a contender for the crown with the longest history in these celebrations.

The return of the Gala in 2022, after a year under wraps due to the pandemic, is one of the high points in the programme. Choosing the Queen symbolises, more than anything else, the return of Carnival in all its splendour: it's an event which is also broadcast on television both nationally and internationally, followed with great interest by viewers throughout the country.  Not to mention, of course, the expectation generated among the local audience.

Santa Catalina Park, on a stage dedicated this year to the preservation of Planet Earth, will thus once again offer an evening's entertainment where even the audience's votes are counted, added to the votes of the various specialist juries. It's no mean task, to choose the Carnival Queen. Minerva Hernández, the 2020 winner, will hand over her crown and her sceptre to the new monarch. And, we should note, she will do this after the longest reign ever remembered in these festivities: no less than two years, during which, like all her predecessors, she has also taken on the role of ambassadress for the festivities and their representative in the external promotional activities. This is something which is even more important in these latest editions, in which the Carnival is now being organised as a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest.