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Festivals in Andalucia Due to the Coronavirus restrictions in Andalucia most traditional festivals and parades have been cancelled until at least mid Summer 2021. Smaller static events are able to take place if the organisors can ensure social distancing. Keep up to date with the latest info about Coronavirus in Andalucia, Spain.

Cadiz Carnival Fascinating Facts - Fact 4

It's Carnival time in Cadiz © iStock
It's Carnival time in Cadiz.

Five Fascinating Facts about Cadiz Carnival

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FACT IV VENETIAN MASKS

The Venice Carnival was also a major influence

An important influence of the Carnaval dates back to the 16th century, when traders brought back stories of the decadent celebrations in the Italian port cities of Venice and Genoa. The tales of extravagant costumes and parties, music and dancing, inspired Cadiz's, which wanted to compete with its Mediterranean neighbours. It won - Cadiz is now the second-largest after Rio. The costumes are less showy that its Brazilian counterpart's, with emphasis on wit and cleverness rather than size and impressiveness.

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