Burial of the sardine

by Liz
(Torremolinos)

Burial of the sardine San Pedro Carnaval 2011

Burial of the sardine San Pedro Carnaval 2011

Hello, I have heard a Spanish expression that can be translated by ¨burial of the sardine¨. Can you tell me what it means? Thank you.

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Feb 11, 2010
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El Entierro de la Sardina
by: Marbella Family

El Entierro de la Sardina, in English the burial of the sardine, is a Spanish custom corresponding to the end of carnival.

Most cities finish their carnival celebrations with a parody of a funeral parade where the public in costumes fake lamenting the death of a sardine.

This tradition finds its origin in the symbolism of the beginning of lent, when you are supposed to leave behind (bury) all the excesses and sins of the carnival period.

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