Cadiz, known as the 'Small Silver Cup', is transformed into a real party in Carnaval.
The official launch begins with the opening speech, which traditionally is held in the Plaza de San Antonio.
The origins of Carnival are lost in time, taking written evidence of their existence in the seventeenth century.
At that time the most popular classes held dances and parties, that for their insolence and lust ,were not much liked by the nobility and the Church.
However, over time, aristocracy and clergy eventually resigned to this popular event, to the point that it became institutionalized.
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