One of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world has just been canceled…due to noise.
A Spanish court ruled in favor of a group of citizens who complained the festivals violated their human rights. You know, their God-given right to live someplace that didn’t get too loud once a year.
Before the ruling, festival used to full of parades, dancing, music and fireworks, culminating in the “burial of the sardine.” The gigantic sardine is depicted sitting on a throne, and hauled through the streets followed by trail of faux mourners, pregnant men and widows.
Really, it’s just hysteria. And revelry, and an internationally recognized good time. If only it didn’t get so dang raucous.