The routes of the main carnival parades in Arrecife have been altered for the first time in years, it has been confirmed.
The main parade at 6pm on Monday 12th February will still depart from the sports stadium near the bus station, but instead of travelling towards the Cabildo and Playa Reducto, it will move in the other direction, past the new Open Mall and ending at the Agramar buildings at Puerto Naos.
The Burial of the Sardine, which takes place at 6 pm on Wednesday 14th February, will also travel in the other direction, commencing at the roundabout near the Gran Hotel and moving towards Rocar (the headland between the city and the Marina), where the sardine will be cremated.
Several other events have been announced, and celebrations will commence this evening, with a parade from the Charco de San Ginés to Agramar and a launch event hosted by Canarian comedian Kike Pérez.
Full programme is available here: https://gazettelife.com/news/arrecife-carnival-dates-2024/