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Every year in August as a spin off to the end of the football Trofeo de El Carranza ,where Cadiz CF play teams such as Real Madrid, there are BBQ's on the beach.
In years gone by groups of friends would gather on the beach and make their own BBQ's and drink with their friends all night long (until the sun comes up). As of 2007 things may change a little due to the new anti drinking laws which prohibit botellon (drinking on the streets) and worries over the environmental problems the BBQ's may create. Although a special deal has been made to have the BBQ this year posters have been put up advising people not to bring coal (carbon) which of course is an essential part of a BBQ.
It is true that after the BBQ's the beach is littered with rubbish and coal which then leads to an incredible clean up operation. Coal, however is very difficult to clean up hence why this warning has been posted.
So, although it isn't prohibited to have BBQ's in years to come they will try and encourage people to bring the food already made.
It would be a shame to stop this well known festival unique to Cadiz.
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