Every year, around the time of Shrove Tuesday, Alicante celebrates a colour ......
Every year, around the time of Shrove Tuesday, Alicante celebrates a colourful, three week-long carnival starting with the Don Carnal and Dona Cuaresma plays, followed by daily street celebrations. The highlight is on Sábado Ramblero (2 February), when the city's main thoroughfares, La Rambla and El Barrio, fill with stunning costume parades, music and dancing. The carnival ends with a ceremony called 'Funeral Wake and Burial of the Sardine', during which masks and make-up get buried till the following year.
Throughout the city.
Free to spectate.