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Carnival

Carnival

In Teguise, carnival is lived out in all its splendour. There are the famous “Diabletes de Teguise”, a living, breathing example of a popular tradition, the product of a mixture of aboriginal beliefs with Castilian elements and pagan influences, which dates back to the end of the 16th century. These days they come out to frighten the children in the streets of Teguise, clad in a costume representing the skin of a billy goat with a mask complete with horns and tongue. In Teguise, fun parades, theatrical shows and live music are also organised for the little ones. Elsewhere, in Costa Teguise, carnival is a more colourful affair, and to all those visiting, its rhythm is contagious. Fun floats, lively street musicians and spectacular bands are the stars of the show on the Costa Teguise. People of all ages have fun singing and dancing, decked out in all kinds of costumes. Right into the early hours and with a wide variety of festive and leisure activities on offer, hundreds of people enjoy every second of this carnival.

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