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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

You deserve a break

YOU DESERVE A BREAK

YOU DESERVE A BREAK

Top off your Andorran getaway with relaxation time just for you. 

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!

Ice karting

ICE KARTING

ICE KARTING

The Palau de Gel gives you the chance to have a great time driving a kart in the company of whoever you want to bring with you. Have you tried it yet?

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Desconnecta de la rutina: sortides nocturnes amb múixing o raquetes de neu

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

NIGHT-TIME EXCURSIONS IN THE SNOW

Want to head into the woods and see how different everything looks in the moonlight? Choose your night-time excursion to do some mushing, snow rackets or snowmobile.

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The Palau de Gel in Andorra to play ice hockey

PLAY ICE HOCKEY AT THE PALAU DE GEL IN ANDORRA

PLAY ICE HOCKEY AT THE PALAU DE GEL IN ANDORRA

The Palau de Gel in Andorra gives you the chance to play ice hockey with your friends. Find out more about the facilities and location here.

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Els Pessons

RESTAURANT ELS PESSONS

RESTAURANT ELS PESSONS

Els Pessons in the village of Canillo, in the parish of the same name, offers grilled dishes à la carte and also a menu.

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 La Relliscada

RESTAURANT LA RELLISCADA

RESTAURANT LA RELLISCADA

La Relliscada is in the centre of the village of Canillo and can cater for 32 people. 

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