7th Mar 2022 @ 4:35 pm

Arrecife has launched its 2022 carnival poster and released early details of some of the main events that will take place in this year’s delayed celebrations.

There’ll be a wide range of activities in the days from the 11th to the 20th of March,  with the only major absence being the coso – the huge street parade that usually kicks off carnival season on Lanzarote.

Details released so far suggest that the evening of Thursday 17th March will be a great time to see dancing groups and traditional groups parading down Calle Real, while the afternoon of Saturday 19th offers the seafront carnival with plenty of activity.

Sunday sees the surreal Burial of the Sardine, ending this year’s festivities.

We’ll publish more details about times and locations as we receive them.  

17th March, 6.30 pm : Traditional Carnival featuring Los Buches, Los Diabletes and the Agaete Band This will take place along Calle Real, Arrecife’s main shopping street, starting from Cuatro Esquinas (by the Charco) and proceeding to the Plazuela.

17th March, 8.30pm. Exhibition of Comparsas (dance groups), featuring Sur Caliente, Yaiseros, Cumbacheros, Guaracheros and Timanfeiros.

18th March, 9pm: Adult Murgas (singing groups) at the Recinto Ferial.  With Las Revoltosas, Los Simplones, Las Vacilonas and Los Zeta Zetas. 

19th March, 12 midday to 11 pm: Carnival Porteño. An all-day event featuring music and carnaval groups, which is likely to taken place on Arrecife’s seafront.

20th March: Burial of the Sardine.  The deceased sardine will be carried from the Ayuntamiento to Playa Reducto, accompanied by murgas, comparsas, batucadas, floats and the traditional mourners. The gigantic fish will then be cremated on the beach.

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