The popular costume party expects to bring together more than 30,000 Britons who have come especially for this celebration
The 'Fancy Dress Party' will once again flood the streets of Benidorm with color next Thursday 17 on its 25th anniversary
The security device will exceed fifty troops between Local and National Police
The streets of Rincón de Loix and, by extension, those of many other areas of Benidorm, will be filled with color again just one day after the Festes Majors Patronals end. The reason is none other than the celebration of the traditional Fancy Dress Party on Thursday, November 17, which will be held again after two years without doing so due to the pandemic and which this year commemorates 25 years since its inception.
The popular costume party was presented this morning at a press conference by the Councilor for Events, Jesús Carrobles, the Councilor for Citizen Security, Lorenzo Martínez, and the organizer and pioneer of this event, the businessman Manuel Nieto.
Carrobles has highlighted that this celebration "has become a reference" and has encrypted "more than 30,000 people in costume" who will gather in the streets of Rincón de Loix "which will bring a great note of color in the city". Therefore, the mayor has indicated that "in Benidorm, we welcome everyone who comes and participates in this festival, which is growing every year."
For his part, Manuel Nieto recalled that Fancy Dress was created "out of nothing" and that in a very short time "it evolved on its own, with the involvement of more people and in a disinterested way". In addition, he has pointed out, “every year the number of activities such as parades, distribution of shirts, more decoration, giant paellas, barbecues, etc.” increases.
Nieto has said that "Benidorm has become a reference in terms of costume parties for British tourism" and has specified that according to his data "there are about 9,000 people who will come to the city exclusively for this day".
Lorenzo Martínez, on his side, has indicated that this party "is very safe thanks to everyone's work and the good atmosphere that is breathed". However, due to the large influx of people, a security device has been established that will exceed fifty members between the Local and National Police. “It will be a number of agents that is proportionate and appropriate to the number of people who will congregate in the streets.”
Martínez has warned that this celebration will entail traffic closures "which will be published in advance" and has advanced that, although the schedule of the parade is not yet closed, "it will start around 4:00 p.m.". He also wanted to thank the organizers of the event for their commitment "to make this event great, which is also one of the safest and only transmits happiness".
Regarding the forecast influx, Manuel Nieto has estimated that "people are very excited because it has been two years without being able to do the Fancy Dress, so the figures suggest that we are going to exceed the number of 2019 despite the special economic situation that the United Kingdom is going through”.
Nieto has stressed that "participation has been greatly reinforced with more activities, music, parades and up to 18 floats with specialists and shows" in a celebration in which, as detailed, around a hundred establishments in Rincón de Loix.