On the second of March, the carnival of Estepona will be held in the Parque El Calvario. If it rains it will be held in the cultural centre Padre Manuel. There will be a range of activities being held:

  • From 12:00 to 15:00 – There will be a lot of entertainment for young kids and within the celebration there will also be elections. For example, one of the elections will be to choose the kid with the best costume. The winners of the elections will win money.
  • From 15:00 to 17:30 – There will be three different performances from groups from all around the coast. One of them will perform a ‘Chirigota’ which is Spanish folk music and the other two will perform ‘Comparsas’ which are traditional songs and dances done in carnivals.
  • At 17:30 – After the performances, everyone will walk towards the restaurant ‘La Rada’ and they will watch the sardine, called ‘Susanita’, burn. This is called the burial of the sardine and it occurs because the sardine is seen as a symbolic figure. This part represents the end of the carnival.

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in colourful colours to display happiness on this special day.