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Now it’s carnival time in Los Cristianos 

The International Carnival of Los Cristianos will kick off on March 21st, covering twelve days of programming for all audiences and culminating on April 1st with the Burial of the Sardine.

The Mayor, José Julián Mena, said: “In 2018 the Arona Carnival had a level of participation that exceeded 125,000 people, with an economic impact of 6.1 million euros and 131 jobs, which places it as the second most important Carnival of the island and first of the southern region.”

Councillor of fiestas, Pura Martin added: “It is a Carnival designed for residents and tourists, of great relevance.”

The council has developed a mobile app, simple and attractive that will have all the information related to the Carnival. An application that includes the Carnival pro-gramme in five languages.

Organisers also want it to be a safe carnival and there will be a Violet Point of information, prevention, accompaniment and counselling for all those women who require immediate attention or guidance on how to act in cases of sexual violence.

In addition, the education department will carry out an awareness campaign to sensi-tise and inform young people “in fun environments” and “promote healthy behaviours”. During the Day Carnival, the Municipal Addictions Unit (UMA) will have a stand, together with the Red Cross, in which different prevention workshops will be held.

In terms of accessibility, the council will establish specific areas so that people with reduced mobility can enjoy the different events within the Carnival area. In addition, the most representative events will have the support of sign language.

The main Coso carnival parade is on Sunday, March 31st but there is also a carnival of the day on Saturday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 30th with other events inbetween. See www.arona.org/Agenda/ctl/Grupo/mid/429?id=79