In March of every year the local villages have a carnival. The photo below is the one we went to with our son, its a great way to meet people and indulge in something that we would not have found in the UK. Not knowing what to expect we went along and found the village hall ready prepared for a live band, tables laid out for the kids party etc etc.
The younger kids were all dressed up....lemons, strawberries, oranges, pirates, super-heros etc. To begin, there was dancing to the music provided by the local band. One of our local shop owners was a hit as a singer and trumpet player - we had no idea!!! There followed acts performed by the little ones and groups of children, dancing and singing.
It was a great afternoon and the kids loved it which is the most important thing. For us another opportunity to sample village life was greatly enjoyed.