The amazing Fancy Dress Party in Benidorm

The amazing Fancy Dress Party in Benidorm

Last Thursday was the day for the British Fancy Dress Party in Benidorm. A whole day with party on the streets, where most people are dressed in fancy costumes.

Approximately 35 000 people in fancy dresses in the English neighbourhood of the town. We spent four hours at the party, between 1 to 5 PM, walked around and really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Everyone was happy and everyone got to participate in the party, regardless of wearing a fancy dress or not. Neither does age, gender, appearance matter at all. The music is played loudly in all bars and even by DJs in the streets. Photography is encouraged, people gladly posing in front of the cameras.

It was a very long time since we had that much fun. Sure, there was a lot of alcohol involved, but there was nothing that somehow disturbed the party while we were there. In the evening, we assume the police had their hands full. But then we were back home working, as usual when the sun sets.

The parade

3 PM the parade started, vehicles festively decorated rolled on the street where we where gathered. Local companies advertising with different themes and appearances on the vehicles. But it just seems to be a little part of the festivities, because the party was going on everywhere and it was far from everyone who was interested in watching the parade itself.

The parade started in the early 90’s by about 80 Britons who participated in Benidorm’s half marathon and who after the race gathered to celebrate with singing and bar hanging.

We hope our images will give you a sense about this amazing day.

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The prisoners have escaped!
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Have no clue who these guys want to be, but they are having a blast. A lot of Max Walls I was told after publishing.
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Two nuns having fun at last
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Something Scottish, one in an inflatable suit
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Maybe they are searching for the prisoners?
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Oh my! Hello little man!
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The hippies have modern vehicles now
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The beauty and the beast
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Dressed for success?
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Piggies, always love pigs
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Nice work with make-up and accessories.
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A lot of people!
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A lot of hats
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Star Wars
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Colours, but who is he?
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More colourful dresses
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People without vehicle in the parade
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Cleopatra and the Sfinx
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Have no clue. Do you?
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Hawaii theme?! Why?
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Roman warriors (the ”people” underneath is not humans)
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Carnival dress
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The most advanced decoration in the parade
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Love you Pumba!

The most inventive dress we saw was a hunting party. Several hunters were chasing a person dressed as a fox. Unfortunately they ran to quick for us to be able to get a photo.

Well, though we don’t see ourselves as partying persons we really enjoyed this party! We will must certainly come back, more prepared.

/Anna & Roger

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