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

Ice Palace: Night-time Activities

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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.

Esquiar en família: Grandvalira

FAMILY SKIING: GRANDVALIRA

FAMILY SKIING: GRANDVALIRA

If you like skiing with the family, Grandvalira has lots of options for you to get started off skiing with your loved ones. 

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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Mirador del Quer: Panoramic views of Canillo, Andorra

ROC DEL QUER VIEWPOINT

ROC DEL QUER VIEWPOINT

There are few places that convey Andorra's magnificence better than the Mirador Roc del Quer, in the parish of Canillo. A platform where you'll feel like you can fly!

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Raquetes a Grandvalira

SNOWSHOEING AT GRANDVALIRA

SNOWSHOEING AT GRANDVALIRA

Snowshoe hikes along the mountains are one of the many activities you can enjoy in winter.

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

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.

Restaurant La Taula dels Amics

RESTAURANT LA TAULA DELS AMICS

RESTAURANT LA TAULA DELS AMICS

La Taula dels Amics is in the parish of Canillo and serves Italian dishes.

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. 

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