Nadur Organised Carnival 2014 gets underway next weekend

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The annual and popular Nadur Carnival, gets underway next weekend, organised by the Nadur Local Council.

The Nadur Carnival “is a passion shared by many people. An event that attracts thousands of Maltese, Gozitans and foreigners come to our village. An experience combining the tradition of Carnival with the latest news events – making this Carnival world famous,” the Council said.

On Sunday, the 23rd of February 2014, the Nadur Organised Carnival gets underway at St. Peter & St. Paul Square starting at 12.30pm. The programme will consist of a variety of Carnival costumes, dances, maskeruni, floats, hilarious sketches, and will be the official opening of the Carnival festivities for 2014.

There will more than five hours of continuous entertainment presented by Joe Demicoli, which will let the imagination and the artistic skills of all performers and participants go wild, from dancing, to the costumes, grotesque masks and of course the floats, it will also include dance companies from Nadur, as well as from other villages in Gozo and Malta. There will be two guest bands, the Mnarja Band of Nadur and Big Friends Guggen Musik from Malta. The afternoon’s festivities will end with a traditional “Kukkanja.”

The Organised Carnival activities will then continued on Monday, the 4th of March, when there will be a spectacular exhibition of dance featuring a large number of dancers from the famous Notting Hill Carnival in London. This group will be the special guests of the Nadur Local Council, who said that during this visit the visitors from the UK will have the opportunity to gain the unique experience of Carnival time in Nadur and Gozo

The very popular Nadur Spontaneous Carnival, showing the message of carnival made through satire, is to be held between Friday, the 28th of February and Tuesday, the 5th of March, in December 13th Street and St. Peter & St. Paul Square, starting after sunset each evening.

The Council said that this year one of the local tv stations will be broadcasting live excerpts of the activities taking place during this unique Carnival.

The Nadur Local Council while thanking all those involved in the organisation of the of the carnival, helping make this popular event such a success and asks that those attending to respect public order and decency and not offend public morality, to respect the laws of the country and take all precautions to avoid unnecessary accidents.

Photos of some of the Nadur Carnival events from 2013 – Alain Salvary

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