Nadur kick-starts 5 days of Gozo Carnival events with fun and a riot of colour

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Nadur kick-starts 5 days of Gozo Carnival events with fun and a riot of colourToday is the start of five days of Carnival fever in Gozo, with villages across the island gearing up to welcome the thousands of visitors, both local and tourists, who visit Gozo for this very popular weekend.

There will be additional trips on the Gozo ferries and a special bus service for this Carnival weekend. For full details please click here.

Nadur Organised Carnival took place last night, after it was postponed from Sunday because of the storms.

The Carnival, organised by the Nadur Local Council, with the support of the organising team, welcomed more than 600 participants and thousands of visitors.

Visitors enjoyed a riot of colour, laughter, a variety of carnival dances, children’s groups, hilarious sketches, costumes, maskeruni, floats – both large and small, and the traditional kukkanja for children and adults to bring it to a close. Details of the Nadur Spontaneous Carnival can be found below.Nadur kick-starts 5 days of Gozo Carnival events with fun and a riot of colourThis evening, the Gozo Regional Carnival celebrations will get underway in the heart of Victoria, until Tuesday, the 5th of March, with plenty of fun and entertainment for all ages. For further information on Carnival events across Gozo visit http://www.visitgozo.com/

The full programme in Victoria can be found below:

Friday 1st March 7.00pm: Official opening Grand Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square.

Followed by a spectacle of dance companies, grotesque masks and the traditional Komittiva in Independence Square.

Saturday 2nd March 9.30am:: Children’s Carnival

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

There will be a dance spectacle with the participation of dance companies and school groups. It will include humorous sketches, the traditional Komittiva, triumphal floats, Maltese carnival groups and grotesque masks among the many participants.Nadur kick-starts 5 days of Gozo Carnival events with fun and a riot of colourSaturday 2nd March 6.00pm: Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square.

Dance spectacle with the participation of dance companies, together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, “Il-Komittiva” and special guests of Maltese dance companies, Big Friends Guggen Musik Malta, Mellieha’s La Vittoria band and Sambrazilian – a Maltese/Brazilian band.

Sunday 3rd March 2.30pm: Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square..

Dance spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, bands, “Il-Komittiva” humorous sketches, Big Friends Guggen Musik Malta and La Vittoria band and Sambrazilian – a Maltese/Brazilian band.

Monday 4th March 6.00pm: Defile’ along Republic Street to Independence Square.

Dance spectacle with the participation of dance companies together with triumphal floats, grotesque masks, “Il-Komittiva” ,bands and humorous sketches.

Tuesday 5th March 6.00pm: Grand Finale along Republic Street to Independence Square..

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

Nadur Spontaneous Carnival

The famous Nadur Spontaneous Carnival opens this evening – which projects the message of carnival made through satire.

The Council said that this year’s Spontaneous Carnival is “bigger and better,” with guest DJs for the evenings, including Commander Jay, DJ Pierre Cordina, Ronald Briffa & Friends, DJ Joe Spiteri and Micimago.

The Spontaneous Carnival starts on tonight through to Tuesday, the 5th of March, 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……

Photographs by Alain Salvary from Thursday evening’s Carnival events in Nadur

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