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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Cremation of Sardines

Sardina portuense - Carnaval Tenerife 2007

It’s always called the Burial of the Sardine, even though the effigy is actually cremated and, this event will be taking place simultaneously tonight in both Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz, where this image was taken. The curious tradition, which signifies the end of the carnival celebrations and excesses and the arrival of lent, as well as a return to ordinary, everyday things (like eating sardines).

Photo: By Alejandro Amador

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