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From: 2014.02.16 To: 2014.02.21
Celebrated annually in the week before Lent in the Spanish capital of Madrid, Carnaval brings the city to life with parades, processions and parties - all the things the Spanish do best. Centred around the Paseo de la Florida in the city centre, Carnaval is an explosion of colour and sound as Spanish citizens from across the country take to the streets to celebrate the national tradition of pulling their collective tongue out at the prevailing social order. Enjoy a range of activities from fancy dress competitions to an evening concert in the Plaza Mayor. Don't miss the grand finale of the Carnaval festival, as the traditional 'burial of the sardine' ceremony takes place - a symbolic burial of fun times, in preparation for the solemn (and meat-free) time of lent.