Carnival 2017: Palma dons its best colors


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Colors, music and fun are here to celebrate one of the most anticipated festivities of the year: Carnival.

Carnival officially begins on Thursday 23, also known in Mallorca as Dijous Llarder or Dijous Gras (“Fat Thursday”). According to tradition, on this Thursday we eat cut ensaimadas and the casserole of the last few days.

After February 23, the Carnival activities begin to take the center stage in the city of Palma; many people spend the whole year preparing their costumes and floats for this occasion, and many others start to look for accommodation in Mallorca to not miss the big party.

Although many go out to the streets in their costumes on Friday, such as schools and even businesses, it isn’t until February 25 when the first big Carnival procession takes place in Palma.

The cold is set aside during these days where floats, colors and dance fill the streets of Palma over the weekend.

Among the various activities that will take place this weekend, the most important ones are undoubtedly Sa Rueta and Sa Rua, which will take place on Sunday 26 at 17:00 and will end at 20:30. Concerts, dances and processions of the various dressed up troupes will parade through streets of Palma such as La Rambla, Calle Unión, Plaza del Rei Joan Carles I and Avda Jaime III, and the prize-giving ceremony will take place on Plaza del Rei Joan Carles I.

The Palma City Hall will hand out various awards to the winners, including the award to the most elaborate float, the most assertive float, the most original float, and the most lively one. There will also be awards for the troupes, such as the most elaborate troupe or the most assertive troupe.

Traditional disguises, original disguises and even the most extravagant disguises are all welcome in this Carnival where the main goal is to have a good time in the very best company.

At the Hotel Costa Azul, your boutique hotel located in front of the bay of Palma, we want you to enjoy this festivity as much as possible. To that end, and thanks to our perfect location, if you reserve at our hotel you will only be a few minutes away from the Palma Carnival. Will you join us in the Carnival this year?