Carnival fever is getting closer, and today marked the official launch of the Nadur Carnival which gets underway later this month.
The announcement was made by the Ministry for Gozo Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government and Communities Silvio Parnis, and the Mayor of Nadur Edward Said.
Dr Caruana said that the Ministry is committed to continuing to promote Gozo as a year-round distinct tourist destination through the various organised events and activities.
She explained that the Carnival is one of these activities that the Ministry organises under the umbrella of the Gozo Regional Carnival. The one in Nadur takes place with the close collaboration of the Local Council, and includes a coordinated programme that everyone who loves Carnival will enjoy
Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Parnis commented that the Local Council must respond to citizens’ legitimate expectations, and the Nadur Council, like many others, does just that.
Nadur Mayor Edward Said, thanked the Minister for Gozo and the Parliamentary Secretary for their support of the Carnival, for which Nadur village has become synonymous. Every year it attracts thousands of local, Maltese and tourists to this spectacular event.
The Organised Carnival in Nadur kick-starts the very popular annual festivities in the village, when four hours of fun will get underway from 12.30pm, with over 500 participants in a packed programme of activities taking place in St. Peter & St. Paul Square.
The Nadur Local Council is inviting everyone to join them and be part of this unique event, on Sunday, the 24th of February.
There will be something to entertain all ages, including a riot of colour, laughter, a variety of carnival dances, hilarious sketches, costumes, maskeruni, floats – both large and small, and the traditional kukkanja to bring it to a close.
This will be followed later in the week with the famous Nadur Spontaneous Carnival – which projects the message of carnival made through satire.
The Council said that this year’s Spontaneous Carnival is “bigger and better,” with guest DJs for the evenings, including Commander Jay, DJ Pierre Cordina, Ronald Briffa & Friends, DJ Joe Spiteri and Micimago.
The Spontaneous Carnival starts on Friday, the 1st through to Tuesday, the 5th of March, in December 13th Street, St. Peter & St. Paul Square and the surrounding streets, beginning after sunset each day and lasting till the early morning hours……
Photograph by Alain Salvary
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