Four days of Carnival were brought to a close yesterday with the Burial of the Sardine yesterday evening. The Municipal Band of Nerja accompanied the mourners around the town, after which the procession went to Calahonda beach where this year’s chanquete, actually a colourful aquarium made by Paco Haro, was blown up as the finale to the fireworks display.

Sunday’s events started at midday with the Pet Fancy Dress competition. This is the first year that they have held this event and it was a great success, with a marquee crowded with people who had come to see the sixteen entrants, made up from 15 dogs and 1 scared rabbit. The winner was “Pipo” a dog dressed up as a “Momo” (from the Greek god, famed for his mockery, Momus), complete with part of his costume trailing behind him on wheels. The jury was made up of members of the pet charity CAS.

This was followed by the children’s fancy dress competition with entertainment by Susana Rico.

Folklore Councillor, Sandra Jimena, thanked the massive participation of locals and tourists in the Carnival and she also thanked the Carnival Commision for their work in organising the event.

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