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Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma 2024, Canary Islands

Join one of the most exciting and popular acts of the Santa Cruz de La Palma Carnival

Dates: February 12, 2024

Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma
Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma
Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma
Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma
Carnival Los Indianos in La Palma

La Palma is an island in the north-western part of the Canary Islands. Every year, one of the most popular festivals, known as Los Indianos, is held here, gathering thousands of visitors. People dress in all-white costumes and engage in a talcum powder fight, creating one solid white spot. This breathtaking spectacle is commonly known as the Big White Party.

What to expect

The White Party is a really big deal for locals, so they put a ton of energy into preparing of the carnival. Festivities usually begin at noon, at a time called La Espera (The Wait). During this ritual, the locals traditionally welcome the Indians with mojitos. Then, it's time for the parade. If you want to join the white procession, head to Avenida de Los Indianos street and then follow the crowd up to Alameda Square. Make no mistake, the whole historic center will be jam-packed with people, doubling the local population by more than twice.

History

The holiday is dedicated to emigrants from La Palma, known as Indianos (Indians), who returned from America with great wealth. Over time, this parody has become a tradition.

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