The 2010 Santa Cruz Carnaval begins today with the first competitions in the children’s murgas. The murgas, combining satire and music with outlandish costume and group singing, are phenomenally popular. Tickets for the adult murgas competition sold out in under two hours when they went on sale online recently.
Some of the main events of the Carnaval are:
- 31 January: Election of the Children’s Carnaval Queen
- 5 February: Final of the Adult Murgas
- 10 February: Election of the Carnaval Queen
- 12 February: Advertisers parade
- 15 February: Fiesta “Dance Carnaval”.
- 16 February: Main Carnaval parade
- 17 February: Burial of the Sardine
For further information on this year’s Carnaval, which has the theme “Tenerife: Historia de un Carnaval”, see TinerGuía, the Cabildo’s information site Punto Info, or the main Carnaval site HERE. The full schedule of events is HERE.