The Carnival of Roses has a long tradition full of symbolism and emotion. Just a couple of days from the festivities the whole town is inlets in the preparations for this great local event, the most valued, desired and indispensable for the people of Roses. From the seventeenth century on, every year this festival lasts four days full of activities, although the parade of costumes and chariots on the Avenida Rhode is the main attraction. This year the festival will be from February 7th until the 11th. The kick-off is a homecoming parade to his Majesty the King of Carnival on Thursday night and the following Monday the festivities culminate with the mortuary of the late King of Carnival and the Burial of the Sardine.