In an interview with Angop, António Oliveira 'Delon', secretary general of APROCAL, confirmed that Carnival Tuesday (February 21) will be dedicated to Street Carnival, thus confirming the return of an ancient and remarkable tradition of Angolan Carnival and seeking to bring Shrovetide closer to the public.
The traditional central Carnival parade – where A-class groups can be seen – will be moved to the previous day (Monday, February 20). Class B parades on Sunday (19), while children's will have their parade on Saturday (18). These parades will take place from 4 pm on the Nova Marginal de Luanda.
On the 22nd (Wednesday) the classification results will be announced. The awards ceremony is scheduled for the following weekend, Saturday, February 25th.
"One of the main objectives is for Carnival to become more attractive from a tourist and economic point of view", says the organization, after two years of parade conditioned by the covid-19 pandemic.
With regard to the support provided by APROCAL for each group, 'Delon' informed that the association is still working with the 2020 format. million and Children, 700 thousand, but we have planned a plan B, which is the increase in subsidies for the groups", said the official.
Regarding prizes in Class A – which rewards the first to fifth classified – these will be in the order of three million kwanzas. The first classified in category B will be entitled to one and a half million kwanzas, and the winner of the children's class will be able to count on one million kwanzas. A format that the person in charge hopes to see changed "shortly".
For this year's parade, the presence of 44 carnival groups is expected, 13 from category A, 15 from B and 16 from children's class. Class B has two debutant groups, namely from the urban district of Maianga and the municipality of Cazenga.