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Crowd 1Now somewhat of a yearly tradition (although not an official event), British Fancy Dress day took place today (Thursday 16 November) …. always taking place the day after the end of the official Benidorm fiesta.

JOker faceAn astonishing 40,000 Brits have attended this year according to town hall stats, transforming calle Gerona, which had been closed to traffic into a kaleidoscope of colours and costumes. What sets this event apart is the sheer diversity of costumes on display.

Viagra Virtually anything goes – ranging from the sublime to downright outrageous, but in the words of a certain gent “All in the best possible taste”.

The entire area was jam packed, from Morgans Tavern down to Jumping Jacks and down across The Square.

Crowd 4All the bars appeared to be competing for who could blast out the loudest music and many had mobile bars outside. The streets became a runway for an eclectic mix of characters, from historical figures and superheroes to whimsical creatures and pop culture icons.


Grease floatThe float parade added an extra element to the occasion, with spectators cheering and clapping as they passed. It’s been a fabulously sunny day – just perfect. Plenty of police and first aiders standing on the sidelines, watching over the partying from a distance and during the day at least, no sign of any trouble at all.

JesseBritish Fancy Dress day appears to get even bigger and better as the years pass. DJ Jessie Brooke really got the party mood in full swing from a giant stage at the top of calle Gerona and once you´ve been you really can´t but help wanting to go back again and again. 

Next year it will take place on Thursday 14th November... just in case you need to book your holiday from work! WEstern Saloon

Green girls

Morgans

Beano

Crowd 2

JUst stop

Pink cowgirls

Riviera hotel

Coke

Stone Age

Shower sponges

Xmas

Scarecrow

Procession

Chips

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0 #9 Debbie Griff 2023-11-19 09:44
What a fantastic turn out Eve looks amazing x
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0 #8 Carol Lee 2023-11-19 09:43
Me please looks amazing. X
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0 #7 Bantams Bcfc Goggs 2023-11-17 07:28
I´ll be there next year 2024 for the big 40th birthday with family
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0 #6 Elaine Calvert 2023-11-16 21:33
Fantastic pictures from everyone
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0 #5 Tony Morgan 2023-11-16 21:31
Fabulous costume
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0 #4 Denise Crossley 2023-11-16 21:28
Fabulous Photos , costumes out of this world all imaginative . Well done everybody your all great. Carry on been Funny . X
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0 #3 Ernest Adams 2023-11-16 21:26
Fantastic the photos are amazing everyone is dress up
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0 #2 Julie-ann Wright 2023-11-16 21:25
Fabulous, last time we went 2019, then covid hit. Lovely to see everyone back xxx
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+1 #1 Sheila Lewis 2023-11-16 21:24
Great photos...some very imaginative costumes!
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