The Nerja carnival goes on for 3 days. It’s one of the best festivities in Nerja.
The first day they choose the “King” and the “Nymphs” of the carnival. They are chosen in a marquee located on “plaza de España”.
The second day is the most important day. They hold a large parade full of floats and people who dress up. The locals work on their costumes for months on end and this is their moment to shine. This parade goes through the center of town and finished at the same marquee on “plaza de España”.
The last day they hold another parade, where they pay their respects to “Chanquete”. This parade is very different to the other one because everybody dresses in black and some of the participants cry a lot during the parade.