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After the gran finale in El Teatro Gran Falla, the whole of the town of cadiz and those from the surrounding villages take to the streets in fancy dress to drink and be merry for a whole week. In a nutshell: The old centre of cadiz is converted into a giant pub and theatre.

The first weekend is the main dressing up weekend though on the following weekend many people dress up too. You costumes don't have to be expensive, in fact the opposite. Many Gaditanos (people from Cadiz) try to not spend any money at all on their costumes or as little as possible. Making them from whatever they can find in the house. There are many shops what sell those all essential accessories or Fancy Dress shops for those with no time, energy or creativity to make their own. You costume should be as original or silly as possible. Interestingly most of the men love to go as women! It seems like any excuse to put on a skirt and prance around goes here!

I decided to turn the tables and go as a man one year. It's best I don't include that photo here on VT due to some of the large 'accessories' I was wearing!

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  • Written Jan 22, 2008
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