Nerja Carnival takes place from the 16th to the 19th February 2023. Four days of parades and festivities and the burial of the boquerones
By Nick Nutter | Updated 30 Jan 2023 | Málaga | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later
From Thursday until Sunday is Nerja Carnival. The carnival has a curious tradition, the burial of the boquerones.
The carnival begins on the Thursday with the official opening. On Friday there is a costume contest, children's contests and in the afternoon around 9:00 p.m. is the Momo Carnival Presentation and the election of the Carnival Nymph.
The Great Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday afternoon, ending the day with the awards ceremony in the Plaza de España. On Sunday the festivities end with the massive Entierro del Chanquete in which people dress in mourning, ending with the fireworks display.