Get to know the details of the Alcalá de Henares Carnival 2014 programming. Carnival is the most massive event in Alcalá during the month of March.
The Councillor of Feasts of the City of Alcalá de Henares, Virginia Sanz, presented the program for Carnival 2014 and has mainly highlighted the increase of a day of activity and “the participation of entities and associations, because after the success of the Three King-s Parade, we will count on the collaboration of Club Patín Alcalá and Taller de Danza at the Burial of the Sardine, besides the usual support of Peñas Festivas de la Ciudad“.
Also new in Carnival 2014 will be the recovery of the Concursos de Comparsas (Troupes Contest) and Dance Masks, and the great performance of “The Octopus”. The amount of cash prices has been increased from 1150 to 3000 euros to encourage citizen participation. In addition, following the success of last year’s Carnival, the Department of Fests bet again on the performance of the Chirigota gaditana, “Los Primeros en Mojarse”.
Programming in detail
Saturday, March 1
18:00 h. CONCURSO DE COMPARSAS
Passacaglia with musical accompaniment, from all the participating groups from the Plaza de los Santos Niños to Plaza de Cervantes by Calle Mayor, establishing the following prizes: First prize 1,000 €, second prize 500 € and third prize, 300 €.
The competition troupes bases are: all those groups who wish to participate must be composed by no less than 5 people, they must participate in costume and originality, good taste, grace and folk art will be awarded.
Participants must register from the 10th to 28th February in the Office of Information and Tourism of the Plaza de los Santos Niños from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00. All participants must be registered on 1 March at 17:30 in the Plaza de Los Santos, wearing their dorsels.
20:00 h. “EL PULPO” LIVE SHOW
Plaza de Cervantes (Quiosco de la música)
21:00 h. GREAT MASK DANCE CONTEST
22:30 h. AWARDS AND TROPHIES
Sunday, March 2
11:00 – 15:00 h. FREE PLAYGROUND
Plaza de Cervantes
12:00 h KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
14:30 h. AWARDS AND TROPHIES OF KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
18:00 h. GENERAL COSTUME CONTEST
19:30 h. CHIRIGOTA GADITANA SHOW “LOS PRIMEROS EN MOJARSE”.
20:30 h. AWARDS AND TROPHIES
19:00 h. BURIAL OF THE SARDINE
20:30 h. BURNING OF THE SARDINE AND FIREWORKS SHOW
Huerta del Palacio Arzobispal.