Despite Covid’s misgivings, Britons flock to Benidorm for a massive unofficial fancy dress celebration.
Despite Covid’s misgivings, British holidaymakers returned to Benidorm last week for a large fancy dress festival. In Benidorm, the annual Fancy Dress Party is a tradition.
Around 20,000 Britons are thought to have attended the massive street celebration in the Costa Blanca town. Despite the fact that the event was reportedly canceled this year, several travelers held their own unofficial celebration.
Around 20 years ago, the Fancy Dress Party began in Benidorm, when a Spanish bar owner offered a free drink to everybody who dressed up.
Prior to the epidemic, an estimated 30,000 Britons visited the resort each year to enjoy the festivities.
The celebration is one of the important fiestas celebrated in Benidorm for locals and visitors.
As police monitored the scene, British revellers were pictured flowing out of bars into the streets.
“What an incredible turnout yesterday,” The Benidorm Enthusiast, a local website, wrote on Facebook.
“After a drizzly start to the day, things improved, and the sun even donned his hat for a few moments.”
“A beautiful environment, and everyone had a fantastic day.”
“Mental Benidorm,” Thomas James Dunkley said. Today has been a fantastic day in Benidorm.” “Even when it rains (Benidorm) is the best place to party on the continent,” wrote The Corner Bar Benidorm. Many of the resort’s pubs and restaurants had British flags and balloons adorning their establishments.
Despite the fact that many British tourists traveled to attend this year’s fancy dress event, others stated that they would be skipping it.
“Friend just messaged to say we should’ve been flying down to Benidorm tomorrow for the fancy dress festival,” Claire Hannah tweeted.
We’re probably better off skipping it this time.”
“Today is British Fancy Dress Day in Benidorm,” Lynn Fradders wrote, “but unfortunately I’m not dressing up this year since I don’t want to risk interacting with hundreds of people.”
Due to the ongoing epidemic and soaring Covid rates, the official celebrations were scaled back this year.
An official firework performance and float parade were held earlier in the resort, according to local media.
Tourists have recently been criticized by certain local government officials for an increase in Covid cases in Benidorm.
To try to lower costs, the resort has started offering travelers vaccinations in the crowded hotel sector.
Toni Mayor is the general manager of the HOSBEC hotel. “Brinkwire News Summary.”