Five days of Gozo Carnival fever starts this Friday across the island

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Five days of Gozo Carnival fever starts this Friday across the islandThe Gozo Regional Carnival gets underway in the heart of Victoria this Friday, with five days of celebrations for all ages, promising, fun, excitement, dance and much more…..

Nadur Spontaneous Carnival gets underway on Friday. Also this Saturday there will be Carnival events in Ghajnsielem and on Sunday, in Xewkija and Zebbug, details of these are shown below.

The Carnival programme in Victoria is from Friday, the 9th, until Tuesday, the 13th of February as below:

Friday 9th February 7.00pm.

Official opening Grand Defile’ with all participants of the Gozo Regional Carnival along Republic Street to Independence Square.

Spectacle of dance companies in Independence Square (It-Tokk)

Saturday 10th February 9.30am.

Children’s Carnival

Defile’ with all participants along Republic Street to Independence Square (It-Tokk). Dancing spectacle with the participation of dance companies, “Il-Komittiva” together with floats, grotesque masks. Special guests Daisy and Donald Duck

Saturday 10th February 6.00pm.

Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square (It-Tokk).

Dancing spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, “Il-Komittiva” & special guests of Maltese dance companies, Big Friends Guggen Musik Malta and TAMA TNABAR.

Sunday 11th February 2.30pm.

Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square (It-Tokk).

Dancing spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, bands , “Il-Komittiva” and the representation of il-“QARCILLA” by Teatru Malta, Big Friends Guggen Musik Malta and TAMA TNABAR.

Monday 12th February 6.00pm.

Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square (It-Tokk).

Dancing spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, “Il-Komittiva,” and “Sambrazilian” – a Maltese/Brazilian band.

Tuesday 13th February 6.00pm.

Grand Finale along Republic Street to Independence Square (It-Tokk).

Dancing spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, and local bands.

Nadur

Nadur Spontaneous Carnival – which projects the message of carnival made through satire, kicks off on Friday, the 9th through until Tuesday, the 13th of February, in December 13th Street, St. Peter & St. Paul Square and the surrounding streets, beginning after sunset each day and lasting till the early morning hours.

The Nadur Council said that this year’s Spontaneous Carnival is “bigger and better,” with guest DJs for the evenings, including the Wobis Duo, Kugene (Sound Salon Crew), Joe Spiteri, Pierre Cordina, Ron & Friends, Micimago, Chris Nooke, plus many others.

Ghajnsielem – Saturday 10th February 3.00pm onwards

Ghajnsielem Carnival is taking place in front of the clubs in the square. There will be dancing, costumes, floats and competitions for best costumes.

Xewkija – Sunday 11th February 9.45am onwards

The Carnival festivities in Xewkija are taking place in the local parish square, with a live event presented by Gorg tad-Downuts.

There will be a parade from St Bert Street to St John the Baptist Square. Dance, with music by the Prekursur Band, the participation of local carnival groups, costume and float competitions, traditional and grotesque masks and a Prinjolata.

Zebbug – Sunday 11th February from 12.15pm onwards

Carnival fun in Zebbug will take place in Pjazza L-Assunta, with colourful costumes, dance and the promise of a lot of laughter.

Just in case you missed it, you can find details of public transport arrangements for the Nadur Carnival, as well as Gozo Channel crossings for early Sunday morning here.

Gozo is famous for its Carnival week of events and attracts thousands of visitors from Malta and further afield. It is a time to let your hair down and go with the flow – perfect for those who enjoy a good party!

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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