The origins of the Santoñés Carnival are unknown but from the data that we have been collecting during these years, we have the following “journalistic” confirmations:
- In the newspaper "The Correspondence of Spain" published in Madrid on March 3, 1881, the following news appeared:
n the same press release, he already talks about piñata Sunday. For which another dance was being prepared.
In the successive years we can already find different news about the Santoñes and Studentinas Carnival (what today we call
murgas), in the newspapers of the time such as "El Correo Cantabria", "La Atalaya", "El Isleño", "El bien Publico ”And“ El Avisador ”
- On January 18, 1893 "El Correo Cantabria" published:
- In 1894, the news stood out in various newspapers, not only in Cantabria, but at the national level, such as Mahón's “El Bien Publico”
titled the news as “Murderous Soldier” in which he recounted what happened on Carnival night in Santoña:
| - ... On Carnival Monday, two murders were committed in Santoña:
one of them is convicted and a soldier named Julián N. confessed,
and it is suspected that this same soldier is the author of the other...
|The Public Good 1894|
- On February 13, 1896, the newspaper "El Avisador" published: