People come from all over the Costa Blanca to join in the Pego carnival, it's that much fun.
On the Saturday morning children dressed in costumes go off into Pla de la Font to celebrate Carnival with music and games.
In the years 1981-1982 the Pego's Ateneo Libertario organised a cardboard mask workshop to mark the Carnival, in remembrance of the carnival celebrated in Pego before the war.These masked masqueraders went all over the town entering bars and the discotheque and nobody imagined that this action would become the most participative fiesta in town and possibly the most popular Carnival throughout the Valencian Community.
The following Saturday Pego holds the burial of carnival. Parade of mourning and bonfires with the remains of Carnival, at the end of correfocs.
It's called the Pinyata with the name coming from the pinyata dance held in Pego in the past on the first Sunday in Lent. The first Pinyata came out of four pubs and gathered in the Town Hall Square at midnight, where the participants, in mourning clothes, carried their monument, in keeping with the Carnival, to burn it to the beat of the music and the percussion.
Years later (1992) the correfocs would be incorporated as the end of the fiesta and as a new way to celebrate fire a symbol of this magic night. Other events that have been spontaneously incorporated are photography competitions, fancy dress and other competitions.
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