La Aldea de San Nicolás Carnival 2020

Published on February 07, 2020
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Don't miss the chance to party on the streets during the Carnival in La Aldea de San Nicolas, Gran Canaria!

The 2020 Carnival of La Aldea de San Nicolás will be dedicated to 'One Thousand and One Nights'  theme. This theme was chosen by 496 people, out of the 936 who participated in the survey held by the Council of Culture and Celebrations, conducted by Cleofé Cubas, on the municipal website.

In the second place, with 363 votes, was the theme 'Video Games', and 79 people opted for "the '20s" as a theme for the carnival. The City Council has also announced the dates for the 2020 carnival, which will be held from February 21st to March 14th, 2020.

As a novelty for this edition, a contest has been called to choose the poster for the 'One Thousand and One Nights' carnival. 

La Aldea de San Nicolás Carnival 2020 Dates: February 21st - March 14th, 2020

  • The theme of the 2020 edition: 1001 Nights

In regards to costume, you can let your imagination fly to the Middle East, with their mysterious costumes and sensual jewelry. But any costume will do really, it doesn't have to be anything extravagant; you can simply wear a wig or some funny glasses and a hat. Like we said, just let your imagination take charge and be as crazy as you want.

Everything is ready for La Aldea de San Nicolás to celebrate the Carnival of 1001 Nights, from February 21 to March 14, with a series of acts for the whole family, lots of entertainment and fun.

On Friday, February 21, the traditional Pasacalles of the educational centers of the municipality will be held. The children, dressed in a traditional way, will parade through the main streets of the Old Town to end in La Alameda, where they taste carnival tortillas. The next day, Carnival Day will take on the streets of the Old Town, on a day that promises to be very festive and fun, for the whole family, with attractions, activities and live music.

On Sunday, February 23, the Elders will choose their Carnival Queen, in a Gala which will be held at the Centro de Majores de la Calle Real. This act will feature the performance of Manu and his keyboards, which will liven up the dance.

Carnival Tuesday - Once again, La Aldea de San Nicolás will be the scene of one of the only Carnival celebrations in the Canary Islands which date back to the beginning of the last century: the departure of the goats and rams. Races, shouts, laughter, will fill the streets of El Casco on the afternoon of February 25th, so that this tradition is not lost.

La Aldea de San Nicolas Carnival Parade

On Saturday, March 7, the massive Carnival Cavalcade will take place followed by the first Mogollón. 

The route of the parade usually starts from the Picos Warehouse (Almacén de Los Picos) towards the Plaza del Proyecto Cultural de Desarrollo Comunitario.  

Sunday marks the end of the party, with the Burial of the Bream and second Mogollón.


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