One more Carnaval note and video

Trip Start Dec 17, 2010
Trip End Apr 26, 2011

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Flag of Spain  , Valencian Country,
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tonight was the last official ceremony of Carnaval, el entierro de la sardina, or burial of the sardine.  It was basically just a parade through the city with a giant papier-mâché fish which was then set on fire.  I'm pretty sure that it was some kind of pagan celebration that goes along with Ash Wednesday.  Most of the people in the procession were dressed as a widows, including the men, and the fish was dressed as a bride.  Before they set the sardine on fire, we asked it to free us from all of the bad things going on in the world.  

Then they wrapped the fish in fire works and lit it.  Above, were strings of even more fireworks.  Once again there were people running around dressed as demons.  Here's the video.  I hope you enjoy it.  Yes, I know the video looks like it's straight from hell, literally, but it really wasn't that scary.  Just fun.      
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