931Fuerteventura Carnival season in normally held during March, but as part of the religous calendar, and Easter being very early this year the Carnival season was all but finished by the end of February, bad news for anyone arranging their holidays for mid March so they can catch these spectacular events. 

Steve Goldsmith, a local photgrapher, was out and about capturing some of the magic of this year's festivities, so if you couldn't come over, at least you get to see some highlights.

  

The entire island seems to rise to the challenge of float building and nearly every town has a carnival of some kind, and in the bigger towns such as Puerto Del Rosario and Corralejo the events go on for over a week with events on every night culminating in the 'Grand Parade' on the Saturday of the second week. Attached are just a few photographs from this years Corralejo Carnival to give a flavour of the event. During the week there is the election of the adult and child Carnival Queens - in its self a spectacle with so much work going into the costumes. After the grand parade the event spills into the bars and the Carnival square where the revellers keep going till early morning, or more likely dawn.

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Are you interested in photogrpahy? The Corralejo Camera club organises regular outings to capture images of this beautiful island. The club is free and covers all levels of experience, so even if you are just starting with your first camera come along and pick up a few tips. for more information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. them.

 

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