COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Carnival celebration weekend in Adra

INVITATION: The Adra Mayor encouraged local people and visitors to get out on the streets and enjoy themselves. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra

ADRA is all set for an intense weekend of carnival celebrations later this month.
Unveiling the programme of events, Mayor Manuel Cortes said the council expected “massive participation” in the events lined up and encouraged local people and visitors to get out on the streets and enjoy themselves and “support this such traditional fiesta.”
The fun get going at 10am in the morning of Friday February 21 with the children’s procession, starting at the Plaza de San Sebastian and ending up at the Museo del Mar.
The local authority said some 2,000 boys and girls in fancy dress and accompanied by their parents are set to take part.
The big main procession will be the following evening beginning at 6pm. It will go from Calle San Sebastian, passing by the Museo del Mar and going on to the Cultural Centre, where there will be €800 in prize money up for grabs in the competition for the best costume.
Anyone wishing to take part has to sign up before the start of the procession.
There will also be performances by four carnival groups.
Adra’s carnival wraps up on Sunday 23 with the ‘Burial of the Sardine’ at 6.30pm, going from the Plaza Puerta del Mar to the San Nicolas beach.

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