El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro
It is that time of the year when Sanpedranos, young and old, look forward to - El Gran Carnaval. This year San Pedro will celebrate, Carnaval, its most unique traditional celebration on March 6, 7 & 8. The San Pedro Town Council will officially start the celebrations on Saturday, March 5, with a Grand Carnaval Fiesta that will be held at the Central Park.
This year’s theme for El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro is “Cantando y Bailando – Todos Celebrando” – and celebrate we shall! There will be entertainment for the entire family, local dance presentations and surprises. Lots to eat and drink and of course the great music by no other than Rompe Raja!
One of the main highlights for the celebration is the Miss Carnaval Popularity Contest. Each contestant for Miss Carnaval will have a start up sponsor money and booth for them to raise funds as each cent they get will count for a vote. At the end of the night the young lady with the most votes will be crowned Miss Carnaval 2011 by the outgoing queen Miss Vicky Balam. (Young ladies interested in participating are asked to contact Felix Ayuso at 663-9922 or 226-2198)
Businesses, restaurants and bars are invited to participate in this year’s Grand Carnaval Fiesta, there are limited booths available so make necessary arrangements is a must! Contact the San Pedro Town Council for more information about the booths. There will be prizes for Best Themed Booth, Best Carnaval Inspired Dish and Best Carnaval Inspired Drink.
Schools and organizations are highly encouraged to participate in the “Comparsas” during the three-days of Carnaval. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place in both junior and senior divisions will be award on Tuesday, March 8.
El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro is a distinct tradition to this island and one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Let us celebrate together and be a part of our lovely Isla Bonita’s richest tradition – El Gran Carnaval; Carnaval 2011– “Cantando y Bailando – Todos Celebrando!”