CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

Von 08/02/2018 bis 12/02/2018

Canillo ( Canillo )


Carnival is held in Canillo on the weekend that falls before Shrove Monday, on February 12.


In Canillo, Carnival is synonymous with harlequins, the stars of the parade held after the ‘hanging’, a traditional event in which the Carnival King is hanged. The harlequins—young boys and girls from the parish—are responsible for livening up all Carnival festivities with their presence.
Traditionally, harlequins were also the protagonists of this celebration in Encamp and Escaldes-Engordany. It used to be only men who dressed up.

The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles. This tradition has survived to this day, and for many families the costumes passed down from generation to generation are a source of pride. The harlequins are also the inspiration for the parish’s pair of gegants or giants, towering figures measuring over three metres tall that have been part of the celebrations since 2012.

2018 programme

Thursday, 8 February
11:00 a.m. Canillo school Carnival parade.

Friday, 9 February
8:30 a.m. Slaughter of the pig with the Canillo Senior Citizens’ Association at the Perecaus Sports Centre.

Saturday, 10 February
4:30 p.m. Hanging of His Majesty the Carnival King at Plaça Montaup, followed by the traditional harlequin parade through the parish.
10:30 p.m. Evening dance with musical guests Doble Cara and costume contest at the Palau de Gel ice skating rink.

Sunday, 11 February
Kids’ party with Carnival entertainment provided by   the Rovell d'Ou company, children’s costume parade, cake and chocolate for everyone.

Monday, 12 February
5:00 p.m. Community botifarrada (traditional sausage barbecue) in Plaça del Telecabina. This will be followed by the trial, burning and burial of His Majesty the Carnival King. 

Further information available via (+376) 753 624 and www.canillo.ad.


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Ice Palace: Night-time Activities

ICE PALACE: NIGHT-TIME ACTIVITIES

ICE PALACE: NIGHT-TIME ACTIVITIES

The Palau de Gel offers you a wide variety of night-time activities. Spend an unforgettable and fun night in good company.

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

Wrap yourself in the most absolute tranquillity that our mountains have to offer!

Ice rink

ICE RINK

ICE RINK

The Palau de Gel in Canillo is the only centre in Andorra with an ice rink. Do you fancy skating?

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By buggy or ski bike… Full speed ahead!

BY BUGGY OR SKI BIKE

BY BUGGY OR SKI BIKE

Driving buggies, snow bikes, taking driving lessons on ice are just a few options at Andorra's ski resorts.

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Palau de Gel - Activities

PALAU DE GEL

PALAU DE GEL

The Palau de Gel in Canillo offers a whole range of activities for all ages. Come and discover it with your family or friends and have fun!

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Borda Patxeta Country House

RESTAURANT BORDA PATXETA COUNTRY HOUSE

RESTAURANT BORDA PATXETA COUNTRY HOUSE

La Borda Patxeta is a restaurant of Andorran cuisine and à la carte home cooking able to cater for up to 25 people. 

Restaurant Tapika's

RESTAURANT TAPIKA'S

RESTAURANT TAPIKA'S

The restaurant Tapika's is in the centre of Canillo, in the Palau de Gel ice rink. 

Restaurant Hotel Bonavida

RESTAURANT CAL BONAVIDA

RESTAURANT CAL BONAVIDA

Restaurant Cal Bonavida is in a rural setting in the parish of Canillo, and can seat 140.

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