Next Sunday March 3 is Carnaval on Formentera

carnaval18-premsa-21The Formentera Council's culture and festivities department unveiled today the administration's planned celebrations for Carnaval 2019. The event is programmed to kick off in Sant Francesc on Sunday March 3. After a 11.00am roundup where participants can sign up to take part in the day's fancy-dress contest, parade walkers will set out from the sa Senieta car park and tour the town's main roads. Musical duties at this year's event will be handled by DJ Dani Pérez.

Procession circuit
The parade route begins on avinguda del Pla del Rei, continues down carrer d'Eivissa until plaça de la Constitució and makes its first loop crossing carrer de Jaume I. From there, revellers along carrers Santa Maria and Marc Ferrer will cheer the parade as participants make their way back up to the city square. Walkers in the parade are expected to be at Constitució square by roughly 1.30pm for Zum-Zum Theatre's Hippos.

As the parade comes to an end, DJ Blue and DJ Dani Pérez will usher Carnaval-goers through a dance party that will go till 2.00pm, when S.D. Formentera have planned a community luncheon. Food for all those in fancy dress is free.  Culture and festivities councillor Susana Labrador encouraged the island to get their costumes ready and come join the celebration that's “well-loved among young and old alike” and where “imagination and a bit of tongue in cheek are always in full effect”.

Anyone in a costume can take part in the fancy-dress contest and be eligible for these cash prizes:

Adult individual: First place €200 - Second place €150
Kids' individual: First place €100 - Second place €60
Pairs: First place €300 - Second place €200
Families: First place €300 - Second place €200
Groups of 3 to 10: First place €400 - Second place €250
Large groups [over 10]: First place €500 - Second place €350
Floats [with vehicle]: First place €950 - Second place €650