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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

The traditional bordes

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

If you want to try the best Andorran cuisine, reserve your table now at one of the country's traditional bordes.

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.

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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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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Ice Palace: Night-time Activities

ICE PALACE: NIGHT-TIME ACTIVITIES

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.

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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.

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 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.

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