The town of Aguilas is said to have the wildest carnival in the country which is on the week before Lent, which falls towards the end of the month. Although parades continue until Shrove Tuesday, the big day is Sunday, when the carnival groups (comparsas) present their new costumes. From 16/02/2012 to 25/02/2012.
That same night is when the peñas open, carnival associations where for three days food, drink and good humour will be the order of the day. The Saturday before Quinquagesima Sunday is the pregón, or proclamation, together with a paper costume competition. Also on the Saturday is the speech that takes place between Don Carnal (Mr Carnal) and Doña Cuaresma (Ms Lent), which ends, inevitably, in a battle of confetti-filled eggs.
More information: www.murciaturistica.es/
Category: Spain festivals