CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

From 08/02/2018 to 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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

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.

Mon(t) Magic Family Park in Canillo, guaranteed fun!

MON(T) MAGIC THE FAMILY PARK IN CANILLO

MON(T) MAGIC THE FAMILY PARK IN CANILLO

Mon(t) Magic Family Park in Canillo is a park for experiences and adventures with the whole family. Find out about all their activities here

Skiing as you want

SKIING AS YOU WANT

SKIING AS YOU WANT

If what you love is skiing, you have more than 300 km of slopes to try. 

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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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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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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Burger Roc

RESTAURANT BURGER ROC

RESTAURANT BURGER ROC

The Restaurant Burger Roc is in a central position in the parish of Canillo, and has capacity for 25.

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COFFEE SHOP FAMILY ROOM

COFFEE SHOP FAMILY ROOM

The coffee shop Family Room, located in a central area, is a café for tasting pastries, and a variety of breads and crepes.

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RESTAURANT CA L’ARGENTÍ

RESTAURANT CA L’ARGENTÍ

It is located amidst the natural surroundings of the parish of Canillo and accommodates 40 diners.

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