Stunning paper costumes a taste of Águilas Carnival to come
On Sunday evening the paper costumes and bodypainting competition took place in the auditorium This coming weekend Carnival will explode across the Murcia Region, with vibrantly coloured costumes filling the streets, amongst them these stunning costumes made from paper which were unveiled last night in the annual paper costumes and body painting gala in the Infanta Elena Auditorium in Águilas. These will parade in the streets for..

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Free parking at Águilas Plaza for the main Carnival parades
The edge-of-town mall offers 1,044 parking spaces free of charge As has been the case for a number of years the Águilas Plaza shopping mall is playing its part in the 2020 Carnival celebrations in the town, the most spectacular and best-attended of their kind in the Region of Murcia, providing free parking during the main events, which this year take place during the last week of February. Declared a fiesta of International Tourist Interest..

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14th February to 14th March, 2020 Carnival in Águilas
The principal Carnival activities take place between the 20th and 29th February 2020 Águilas Carnival is the largest and most spectacular in the Region of Murcia Spot oficial del Carnaval 2020 🎭...comienza la cuenta atrás #Carnaval2020 #CarnavaldeÁguilas #Águilasciudaddelcarnaval #Águilas #ÁguilasMurcia #interésturísticointernacional pic.twitter.com/lCHz5AW8k2 — AYTO. DE ÁGUILAS (@AYUNTAGUILAS) January 29, 2020 The..

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Saturday 14th March Chirigotas competition in Aguilas
Chirigotas are witty, irreverent and vey funny (if you speak Spanish!) The Carnival of Águilas is justifiably the best known in the Region of Murcia, as well as the largest, and is renowned for its flamboyant costumes, perfectly synchronised dance groups, humorous presentation, glamour and acres of feathers and glitz. But they're also about having fun and the chirigotas provide musical banter and entertainment for those who understand..

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High tech glamour steals the show at Águilas carnival as external peñas parade
Costumes used both light and digital display to wow carnival-goers CLICK ON GALLERY IMAGE TO ENLARGE On Friday evening Águilas carnival played host to visiting peñas from across the region, filling the streets with an extraordinary breadth of creativity and powerful blocks of vibrant colour. It’s fascinating to see the variation in costumes and the exciting ideas of costume designers, striving to endlessly excite and impress the..

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Águilas Carnival photographs 2017 3
Copper and dusky pink closed the first Carnival parade Exquisite detail characterises the costumes in Águilas and stylish outfits were crowned with delicate make-up, glowing pearls defining eyebrows, jewels and beads forming scrolling curls on softly painted cheekbones, shoes and boots with the same lace, embroidery and embellishments as the stylish head-dresses which bobbed with feathers, jewels and embroidered detail, a feast of detail...

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Águilas Carnival photographs 2017 2
Winter is coming and the ice queens walk the streets.... Águilas carnival 2017, First parade Spectacle is an inextricable part of the parades in Águilas, as giant polar bears herald that winter is coming, Mad Max wreaks havoc amongst the crowds and woodland fairies hand out good luck ( and lillipops!) to onlookers. Click for Photogallery 1 Click for Photogallery 3

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Águilas Carnival 2017 photographs 1
Águilas Carnival 2017 was characterised by its elegance and style Águilas is always a trendsetter, and this year the over-riding theme was elegance, diamante, lace, frills, embroideries, pearls and luxurious embroidered textiles setting the tone for a chic and classy parade. Click here for photogallery 2 Click here for gallery 3

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Fiestas in Águilas during January
The festive season continues straight after Christmas with Three Kings and fiestas in Garrobillo 5th January Cabalgata de Reyes Magos Although Christmas continues to grow in importance in Spain, Epiphany is still almost equally anticipated by young children, as the evening of January 5th is the night on which the Three Kings, Los Reyes Magos, visit their homes bearing gifts. Early in the evening the Three Kings parade through the streets..

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Fiestas in Águilas during February and March
Carnival is the biggest celebration of the late winter months The most important celebration in Águilas takes place during the latter part of the winter months, 40 days before Easter; Carnival (or Carnaval in Spanish). The date for this varies, depending on the date of Easter, as Shrove Tuesday forms the central date around which the carnival celebrations revolve. The Águilas Carnival is the largest, and most important in the Region..

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Fiestas in Águilas during March and April
Semana Santa, Virgen de los Dolores and the Monas of Águilas The Semana Santa celebrations in Águilas take place forty days after the huge Carnival for which the twontown is famed, and as with Carnival the actual date of Easter Week (Semana Santa) varies every year, varying bewteen March and April. The Águilas Semana Santa celebrations are growing in size every year, and is organised by nine “Cofradías” (brotherhoods) which have..

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Fiestas in Águilas during May
Fiestas of the Cruz de Calabardina, la Romería del Rocío, Fiestas in los Arejos and Fiesta in El  Barranco de los Asensios in honour of the  Virgen de Fátima. May begins in Águilas, as in many other areas of Spain, with festivities linked to the Crosses of May and on the first weekend in May the outlying pedanía of Calabardina holds its annual fiestas of the fiesta del día de la Cruz in Calabardina. On the second weekend in May the..

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Fiestas during the month of July in Águilas
The Virgen del Carmen protects mariners and those who work at sea On 16th July, Águilas joins other coastal locations in celebrating the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen, organised by the fishermen who form the fishing fleet based in the port, the Cofradía de Pescadores. The events begin at 10pm on the evening of the 15th, in the Parroquia del Carmen, the church of El Carmen with a serenata in honour of the patrona of the fishermen...

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Fiestas in Águilas during October
Outlet fair, Fair of Associations and youth activities After all the excitement of the summer season, Águilas calms down again in October, and during the month the main thrust of activities organised relate to the younger generation. Águilas Joven organises a good number of youth activities for the month of October. The municipality also holds its annual Outlet Fair, with major savings on end of lines, overstocks and the standard prices..

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Fiestas in Águilas during November
Theatre comes to the fore, along with Halloween The Certamen Nacional de Teatro Aficionado Francisco Rabal and  Noche de Difuntos in the castle During November Águilas holds an important theatrical festival; the Certamen Nacional de Teatro Aficionado “Paco Rabal” which is held in the Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Infanta Doña Elena de Águilas, including representations by some of the most important theatrical companies in Spain..

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Fiestas in Águilas during the month of December
Christmas and unusual traditions in the outlying villages of El Garrobillo and Cuesta de Gos Of course Christmas takes pride of place among the December celebrations in Águilas, as it does in the whole of Spain, but there are other events during the month, some of them related and others not. On 8th December there is a celebration in the village of El Garrobillo to coincide with the national holiday on the feast day of La Virgen de la..

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Bling and bottoms are back at Aguilas carnival
Carnival report 2015: Everything that glitters is indeed gold in Águilas this year Carnival is well underway in Águilas and the first grand parade took place on Sunday evening, 33 different groups painting the streets with a succession of vibrant colours and infectious music. Águilas is the trendsetter, and can always be relied upon to deliver innovation and bold creativity in its costume designs, so if you want to see what the rest..

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San Antón Abad in Tébar Águilas
The pedanía of Tébar in Águilas holds fiestas in honour of San Antón Abad The pedanía of Tébar in the Águilas municipality is one of many areas of the Region of Murcia which have a church or fiestas dedicated to San Antón, the protector of animals, whose feast day is held on the 17th January. The core event of any district which has San Antón as its patron saint is a service to bless the animals which usually takes place following..

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