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It may not be Rio de Janeiro or Notting Hill, but come February the smallest Andalusian pueblos take to the streets to play at dressing-up over carnaval, or carnival. And Conil de la Frontera is no exception.
Even if the sun didn’t come out this year, the smiles were out in force as compensation. And they more than made up for it. Despite dark clouds and spitting rain hundreds turned up in fancy dress and whimsical make-up as the pueblo turned out to watch and express their wonder, while laughing at the most outrageous costumes.
Carnaval is an essential part of the Spanish character; Spain wouldn’t be Spain without it. The climax of weeks and weeks preparation and rehearsal comes with the annual parade where everyone can let off a bit of steam, and some just can’t help themselves from letting off a lot. For more photos of ¡Carnaval de Conil 2016! click here.
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