The Carnival linked to the
Easter season begins around the end of February and sees festivities
across the island, with particular emphasis on the towns of Las Palmas,
San Bartolomé, Maspalomas, Agüimes, Agaete and Telde, with each town
having its own specific events during this period (February/March).
Processions, singing groups competition, musical bands, carnival queens.
There are other colourful
festivities, for instance Maspalomas Carnival - in mid-May, a
colourful gay and lesbian carnival around the Playa del Inglés area of
Gran Canarias's Maspalomas resort, with Carnival Queen and Drag Queen
contests, together with parades and many events focused on the Yumbo