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CARNIVAL 2021: THE MOST TRANSGRESSIVE PARTY WILL BE LIVED THIS YEAR IN A DIFFERENT WAY

If there is a date marked on the calendar for lovers of costumes, fun, dancing and partying, this is without a doubt. Carnival. A few days in which we can forget about the problems that we may have in our day to day, and let ourselves be carried away by the desire to party and have a good time. Whether characterized by a current character, or the classics of always, which year after year repeat as the most purchased costumes and rented, we always want to celebrate the most transgressive and crazy party on the calendar.

This year, however, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 will force us to opt for a different Carnival, without the usual streets and parades that are the soul of this beautiful party to which we owe so much and which we have enjoyed so much in Menkes during our more than 70 years of history.

And it is that, throughout these 7 decades, we have been able to see how trends and fashions evolve when it comes to dressing up, while we helped young and old to choose that perfect costume that would help them transform into their favorite character. Thus, we have gone from lifelong costumes, such as the police, firefighter, princess or vampire, to the most current, among which those related to movies or fashion series can never fail. This year, for example, among the most demanded are the harry potter costumesWonder Woman (undoubtedly due to the recent premiere of the second installment of the saga starring Gal Gadot), or any of those related to Avengers and the universe The Marvel movies, which are still in vogue despite the delays of movies like Black Widow o Los Eternos, which we hope to see in the coming months. Nor can they miss the costumes, accessories and makeup for cosplay fans, which always give us spectacular recreations of the most popular characters in Japanese anime and manga.

We have also been able to live unforgettable moments that are already part of our history, such as the coronation of Sandra Soto Martín as Queen of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1995, with a design by Alberto Robaina representing Menkes, and that even today we remember as one of the dates marked with gold letters in our history.

Not in vain, the Gran Canaria is one of the Most famous carnivals in the world, with five centuries of tradition behind it, and every year it brings together thousands of people who live with passion this spectacular festival that has another of its highlights in the Drag Queen Gala, in which we can enjoy the spectacular Menkes platforms worn by many of the participants, and that since its appearance in 1998 has become one of the most popular shows of this celebration.

It is just a small sample of the bond that we have always had in Minister of Health with Carnival, and that this year, despite the current situation, we will try to live as a family, thinking and hoping that next year we can celebrate it as we have always done, enjoying a few days of madness and fun.