Carnival in Javea involves a Fancy Dress Parade
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Carnival in Javea 2018
Carnival is celebrated in Javea since the 80s and has become very popular for Children and Adults. The Festivity start with a children's costume parade, followed by a musical performance for them. At night, it is the adults' turn to have fun. From Plaza del Convent starts a colourful parade of costumes and it ends at Plaza de la Constitución where the party continues with a street dance until the early hours of the morning.
The week after Carnival, there is the celebration of the traditional Burial of the Sardines:
"Entierro de la Sardina".
A sardine is symbolically burned in this celebration which represents the vices and the licentiousness which flourished during the festivity. Fire is a symbol in many Mediterranean traditions of regeneration and purification which deposits all evil in the ashes.
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