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Roaring carnival in Cadiz goes on until 1 March

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Nabeelah Shabbir

Culture

The party is not just going on 'in the interests of international tourism'; the Andalusian tradition goes back to the sixteenth century when ships from all over the world - including from Venice - would dock at the southern Spanish port. Photos

(Image: Floriane Boillot)

Carnival was banned in Cadiz during General Franco's rule (1936-1975). It was replaced by the fiestas típicas gaditanas ('typical Cadizan celebrations'), which took place every May until 1977, two years after the dictator's death.

(Image: Floriane Boillot)

Officially, carnival lasts for eleven days, but preparations and talk go on for at least a month

(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)

The parade on the first Saturday

(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)
(Image: Floriane Boillot)

Translated from Il carnevale è anche Cadice

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