Registration opens for the 2017 Mojácar Carnival

Registration opens for the 2017 Mojácar Carnival
Mojácar Council’s Culture Department has opened the registration period for those who wish to participate in the Carnival competition, either as individuals, couples, groups or musical troupes.

Entries for the contest can be made at the Culture Department until February 14th. It will be held on 25th and 26th February and March 1st, at Mojácar’s Centro de Usos Múltiples.

Entrants must provide their full name along with the telephone number of the lead person, as well as the name of the group, the number of participants and, the sections in which they wish to be included.

To participate in the group mode, there must be between 3 and 9 people and, for the Comparsa musical troupes, there needs to be a minimum of 10. Both can include children, but there must be a higher ratio of adults. In the Chirigota section, entrants must provide the jury with a written copy of their act.

The originality, quality and workmanship of the spectacular costumes, makeup, humour and staging, all together make carnivals one of the most special and fun festivities of the year.

The jury, both for the Chirigotas and the Costume Contest, will be made up by members of the orchestra. The prizes will be announced on Saturday, after the contest.

Of special note is the official inclusion of the little ones in the proceedings, with the organization of Mojácar’s 1st Children’s Carnival Competition. Inscriptions, as for the others, can be made in the Culture Department until February 14th.

The Councillor for Culture and Youth, Raquel Belmonte, acknowledged that the young people and children are the ones who really get into the spirit of Carnival time and said, “it is a celebration that brings out their imagination and offers an additional incentive by encouraging group work and collaboration”.