Nihan celebrates Carnaval in Madrid

Hello! I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been wanting to write in the blog for a while, but I haven’t had a free moment. You already know that I’m working at AIL Madrid as a marketing intern, and I’ve also enrolled in an intensive Spanish course because I want to work in a major communication […]

Hello! I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been wanting to write in the blog for a while, but I haven’t had a free moment.

You already know that I’m working at AIL Madrid as a marketing intern, and I’ve also enrolled in an intensive Spanish course because I want to work in a major communication agency in Spain.

I admit I haven’t written in the blog, but I’ve been posting on my social media every day. Being in Madrid brings me likes and mentions on Instagram, so I have to make the most of it. You know the life of an influencer-intern-Spanish student can be tough, hahaha.

Anyway, I think of you and all the students or tourists who want to come to Madrid this weekend, so I’ll tell you how we celebrate Carnaval in the capital.

It takes place from February 18 to 22, and I’m already prepared to give it my all tomorrow. I’ve planned to go with my coworkers, Cynthia and Cecilia. They are also “guiris” (foreigners), and we’re going to prepare an amazing group costume.

And the big reveal is… we’re going as the protagonists of Hocus Pocus!

My friends tell me I spend too much time on social media, and it’s true, I confess. This was the costume the girls from the series Riverdale chose for Halloween last year, but we’re giving it a different twist. I’ll tell you more about it in the next post.

I know you’re eager, and I don’t want to take more of your time, so here’s my selection of the best plans for Carnaval in Madrid.

The festivities kick off on Saturday morning with a grand Carnaval parade at Parque Madrid Río. Here, you’ll see amazing costumes, good vibes, and fun. After that, the group Varry Brava will give a fantastic and free concert. If you haven’t heard them before, I recommend seeing them—they’re awesome!

Who said Sunday is a day of relaxation? On February 19, you can enjoy the “XV Encuentro de Chirigotas.” On February 22, we have the “entierro de la sardina” or the mourning for the end of the festivities and the beginning of Lent.

I’ve summarized it all for you, but just in case, if you want to check the program and know more about this fun fiesta, here’s the link to the complete program of the 2023 Carnaval.

Do you already know what you’ll dress up as? Tell me in the comments!

Until next time,

 

Nihan

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