Already not the first century on one of the Canary Islands – Gran Canaria – in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria there annually held Carnival of Gran Canaria, which is the second one – in its grandiosity – after the carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Incredibly colorful costumes, huge carnival dancing platforms with thousands of participants of the carnival, folk dances and songs – for three weeks the whole city is immersed in a whirlwind of colors and carnival music.
Especially popular and traditional for this carnival – performances Murgas (minstrels) presenting rhymes-humorous verses on acute social issues.
The main event of the Carnival, which all the participants and guests look forward to, is the competition of the Queen of Carnival. The costumes of the participants can have weight of 70-80 kg and cost fabulus sums of euro! Each girl presents a real performance – a show with lot of lights and pyrotechnic effects.
The Queen of the Carnival gets the right to be on the main carnival platform of the carnival procession, which flows through all the city, involving not only the participants, but also all guests of the carnival in the fiery dances and carnival fun.