This Monday, Santa Cruz de La Palma is hosting a new celebration of the Carnival Los Indianos, now without restrictions, which is expected to be attended by thousands of people not only from the island, but also from other parts of the Canary Archipelago and beyond.
The festive day will begin at 10.15 am, when the traditional welcome ceremony will take place in the capital’s port of Santa Cruz de La Palma for the “Negra Tomasa” and her family, who have just arrived from Cuba, at the docking point of the Armas shipping company.
At 10.30 a.m. the atrium of the Town Hall will host the parody of La Espera, and from 11.00 a.m. onwards, in the Plaza de España, the music of Orillas del Son, the dances and the dramatised show of the history of emigration between La Palma and Cuba will begin, with the unveiling of the plaque in the Plaza de La Habana with the Cuban consul and, to close the event, the arrival of “Negra Tomasa”.
Once the Negra Tomasa has finished greeting the public in the Plaza de España, she will move to the central area, located in the Avenida Marítima, to thank the indianas and indianos for the warm welcome after several years without being able to celebrate the best Carnival Monday.
There will be music in different areas of the city to facilitate the flow of people, such as outside La Recova, Plaza José Mata, Plaza de La Alameda and the central enclosure, among others. The Indianos celebrations will be broadcast on Televisión Canaria from 12:00 noon until 14:00.
The full programme can be consulted on the municipal website and can be downloaded from the section Announcements, Notices and Banns, through this link.