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Rain fails to dampen carnival spirits

The 'Dios Momo' and 'Diosa de Carnaval' in Malaga last Saturday night.
The 'Dios Momo' and 'Diosa de Carnaval' in Malaga last Saturday night. / Eduardo Nieto
  • Candidates competing to become this year's carnival God and Goddess paraded their elaborate costumes on wheels on the catwalk in the Plaza de la Constitución

Carnival season continues around the region with celebrations coming to a climax this weekend in many areas. The calendar in the city of Malaga is packed after some of the events planned for last Sunday being postponed due to the storms.

Last weekend's colourful competition to elect this year's carnival God and Goddess went ahead as planned on Saturday night with the candidates parading their elaborate costumes on wheels on the catwalk in the Plaza de la Constitución. Their feathers were safely packed away by the time the heavens opened just a couple of hours after the show.

One of the winning costumes contained more than 3,000 feathers, which, its designer said, had cost 1,800 euros alone. He did not want to offer a total figure for the cost of this type of carnival costume.