CARNIVAL OF CANILLO 2017

CARNIVAL OF CANILLO 2017

From 25/02/2017 to 27/02/2017

Canillo ( Canillo )


The Carnival of Canillo takes place over the weekend before Carnival Monday on 27 February. 


The Carnival of Canillo wouldn't be the same without the Harlequins, the stars of the parade that takes place after the “hanging”, a traditional event where the Carnival King is hanged. The harlequins, young boys and girls from the parish, are responsible for bringing life to all Carnival festivities with their presence. Traditionally, the harlequins were also the protagonists of this celebration in Encamp and Escaldes-Engordany. It used to be only the men who dressed up.

Originally the Canillo harlequin costume was made with two pieces of old pyjamas in light colours, with colourful flowers sewn on, and oak leaves tied to their ankles. This tradition has survived to date, and some costumes, which are passed down from generation to generation, are the source of pride for many families. These characters were the inspiration behind the pair of Gegant giants in the parish, figures measuring over 10 foot tall which have also formed part of the celebrations since 2012.

2017 Programme

Friday, 17 February
11:00 a.m. Carnival Parade by the schools in Canillo.

Friday, 24 February
8:30 a.m. Slaughter of the pig with the Canillo Senior Citizens’ Association at the Perecaus Sports Centre.

Saturday, 25 February
4:00 p.m. Hanging of His Majesty the Carnival King in Plaça Montaup, followed by the traditional Harlequins parade through the parish.
11:00 p.m. at the Perecaus Sports Centre: Evening Ball with the Doble Cara orchestra and costume contest.

Sunday, 26 February
5:00 p.m. Children’s festival with Un dia genial at the Perecaus Sports Centre with cake and chocolate for everyone.

Monday, 27 February
5:00 p.m. Community botifarrada barbecue in Plaça del Telecabina. Followed by the Trial, Burning and Burial of His Majesty the Carnival King in Plaça del Telecabina.

Further information, tel.: (+376) 753 624, www.canillo.ad


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Skiing in Grandvalira

SKIING IN GRANDVALIRA

SKIING IN GRANDVALIRA

Grandvalira is a ski resort in Andorra. With more than 127 runs covering over 200 km, it is also the biggest ski resort in the Pyrenees and Southern Europe.

Paragliding flight

PARAGLIDING FLIGHT

PARAGLIDING FLIGHT

Andorra’s ski domains offer you the chance to try this activity.

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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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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Collet de Montaup viewpoint

COLLET DE MONTAUP VIEWPOINT

COLLET DE MONTAUP VIEWPOINT

The Collet de Montaup viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,946 metres on the CS-240, at Km 6-7 in the parish of Canillo.

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Ski Plaza

RESTAURANT SKI PLAZA

RESTAURANT SKI PLAZA

The restaurant Ski Plaza, situated in natural surroundings, is a modern space with a fine buffet at midday and in the evening.

Restaurant Roc de les Bruixes - El Forn

Restaurant ROC DE LES BRUIXES - EL FORN

Restaurant ROC DE LES BRUIXES - EL FORN

The restaurant El Roc de les Bruixes - El Forn is in natural surroundings on the Grandvalira-El Tarter ski slopes.

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. 

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