In a nut shell fasting for Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Carnaval is the period immediately before the fasting, in which the last of the winter stocks would be consumed before they spoiled. Also, it is usually associated with a license for misbehaviour, wearing masks to mock to authority and drinking to excess.
The “Gran Fiesta” normally showcases the fancy dress acts and costumes – in previous years this has been in the town hall square but for 2016 it looks as if it will be all happening around Los Bajos on Feb 6th from 22:00 onwards, so a lively night is to be expected. A very lively night.. For a look at some of last years entries see our YouTube channel or click on Almunecar Carnaval 2015.
See you down there!!