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Campo Arañuelo Carnival

The streets of Navalmoral de la Mata come alive with joy and colour every year to celebrate the Don Carnal fiestas.

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Colour and fantasy in the open air


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Navalmoral de la Mata , Cáceres (Extremadura)
  • The streets of Navalmoral de la Mata come alive with joy and colour every year to celebrate the Don Carnal fiestas.

    The Campo Arañuelo carnival is another of the events that you shouldn't miss if you're in Navalmoral de la Mata while this festivity is on. This fiesta has been celebrated every year, without fail, for the last 300 years, even managing to get around prohibitions during the dictatorship. It was declared a Festivity of Tourist Interest in Extremadura owing to the colour and spectacle it offers visitors, characteristics that mark it year after year as a result of the work of the parade organising groups and the "murgas" or musical troupes, who with their critical, picaresque and ironic lyric compositions enliven the streets and raise the spirits of the fiesta goers.

    It all starts with the election of the Carnival Queens and Ladies-in-Waiting. The candidates to the throne are really worth seeing – with their fantasy outfits. They are genuine works of art, full of joy and colour. But everybody takes part at the Campo Arañuelo carnival, rain, shine or thunder and lightning, as big and small alike spend the whole year waiting and preparing for this big festival.

    Moreover, if you would like to know more about its history you can visit the carnival museum in Navalmoral, where the posters advertising the fiesta since 1981 are on display, as are photographs from carnivals held since 1926 and, it goes without saying, a lot of the costumes that have graced the streets in that time.

  • Type:
  • Tourist Interest in Extremadura
  • Event subject:
  • Popular traditions
  • Start date:
    05/02/2016
    End date:
    10/02/2016

    Theme:

    • Events

    Target audience:

    • Families
    • Young people
    • Single people
    • Senior citizens
    • Children
    • Couples
    • Single people

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