Caribbean Carnival in Costa Brava, Spain

This piece opens our 2015 Carnival Studies. So now it is time to tell the stories of the Grenadian Carnival: our  Grenadian show opens on August 1, 2015.

And remember this: “Nothing has happened until it’s  described “

-Virginia Woolf


September time is Carnival time in Begur, the small town on Spain’s Costa Brava.

The Costa Brava Carnival is a Caribbean Carnival; its roots in Cuba.


Carnival aka Carnestoltes: Residents flock to the streets in fancy dress for the carnival to dance and watch a huge procession of floats whilst massive paellas are cooked on the beach.

Spain’s Caribbean Carnival goes by the  name of Fira d’Indians, the Indians’ Fair.   

Note: Costa Brava is located in Catalonia; it is a fine time to read Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.


Publication date 25 April 1938




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