Carnaval is my favourite of all the festivals and fairs here. The whole town is involved, families come out together to enjoy themselves, everyone has a good time (except perhaps the targets of the chirigotas' ruthless satire), and there is no religious subtext.
The fancy dress parade is great example of how creative the alcalain@s can be without spending a lot of money - a flamenco dress made of crisp packets? Ingenious!
Thanks to Chemary Gómez Reyes for some of the photos. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel CHEMARYALCALA for lots more videos of Carnaval and other events in Alcalá de los Gazules.