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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

Golf Soldeu

GOLF SOLDEU

GOLF SOLDEU

The Golf Soldeu is located in Soldeu-El Tarter sector in the parish of Canillo. 

Sculptures and fountains in Canillo

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN CANILLO

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN CANILLO

Visit the fountains and sculptures of Canillo and discover the most deep-rooted traditions of its inhabitants. 

Water polo and canoe polo

WATER POLO AND CANOE POLO

WATER POLO AND CANOE POLO

The Palau de Gel offers you the chance to try two water sports with a difference: water polo and canoe polo.

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Tourist Bus route 1: Landscapes and Romanesque

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

We will leave Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes towards France and the Valira d’Orient Valley formed by the parishes of Encamp and Canillo.

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High mountain cuisine

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

Experience the flavours of high-mountain cuisine found in traditional Andorran cooking. Get ready for a taste of tradition!

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Pizzeria Cal Lulú

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA CAL LULÚ

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA CAL LULÚ

Cal Lulú is in the centre of the village of Canillo, very close to the Palau de Gel d’Andorra. 

Restaurant Arlequí Pizza

RESTAURANT ARLEQUÍ PIZZA

RESTAURANT ARLEQUÍ PIZZA

Arlequí Pizzeria is in the centre of the village of Canillo and specialises in French cuisine, pizzeria and grill. 

Restaurant Segle XX

RESTAURANT SEGLE XX

RESTAURANT SEGLE XX

Located in the village of Ransol in the parish of Canillo, the Segle XX bar-restaurant has space for 160 people.

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