Fantastic end to Santa Cruz Carnival
More than 200.000 people enjoyed the last carnival day on Saturday 17th of February. The streets of Santa Cruz were crowded with persons wearing creative and colourful fancy dress – superheroes, princesses and even a calendar. There was music in all corners: singers, the traditional murgas – a type of choir whose singers sing lyrics of criticism and jokes. It was a wonderful occasion involving people from all over the world – Spanish, Cubans, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, English, and Germans – who danced and had fun in one of the most important and safest carnivals.
From the morning there was music in all around the city and the weather was great. In Anaga Avenue multitudes arrived to see the international singers: Olga Tañón, Juan Magán, Gente de Zona.
Olga Tañón, who has won two Grammy Awards, encouraged the audience to dance to her famous merengue songs and to sing Celia Cruz’s songs too. Olga Tañón was very kind and gave her jacket to a fan. After, Juan Magán took to the stage and everybody started to jump to the rhythm of electro Latin sounds. The sun went down and under the lights and confetti appeared the duo Gente de Zona. Thousands of people sang and danced excitedly. The artists finished the festival singing and dancing their famous song “La Gozadera”.
A lot of people continued to party during the night but the Carnival had come to an end. The Santa Cruz Town Hall estimates that a million people attended the Carnival. The Mayor José Manuel Bermúdez said that it has been a historical event. Some people are already thinking about their fancy dress for next year. Carnival 2019 will be from 1st to 10th of March. A “must” for your 2019 diary!