The Javea Carnival is held in Javea, Spain, during February. The festivities are centered around an extravagant Fancy Dress Parade.
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A carnival has been celebrated in Javea since the 80s and has become very popular for Children and Adults. The festivities start with a children's costume parade, followed by a musical performance for them. At night, it is the adults' turn to have fun. From Plaza del Convent starts a colourful parade of costumes and it ends at Plaza de la Constitución where the party continues with a street dance until the early hours of the morning.
The week after Carnival, there is the celebration of the traditional Burial of the Sardines ("Entierro de la Sardina"). A sardine is symbolically burned in this celebration which represents the vices and the licentiousness which flourished during the festivity. Fire is a symbol in many Mediterranean traditions of regeneration and purification which deposits all evil in the ashes.
The date and programme for the 2019 Javea Carnival are not yet available. Please visit this page again closer to the date to find out more.
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