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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

Wrap yourself in the most absolute tranquillity that our mountains have to offer!

Water polo and canoe polo

WATER POLO AND CANOE POLO

WATER POLO AND CANOE POLO

The Palau de Gel offers you the chance to try two water sports with a difference: water polo and canoe polo.

You deserve a break

YOU DESERVE A BREAK

YOU DESERVE A BREAK

Are you looking for a moment’s peace? Decide to lose sight of your routine and renew your energies.

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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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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 Borda Patxeta

RESTAURANT BORDA PATXETA

RESTAURANT BORDA PATXETA

La Borda Patxeta is a restaurant of Andorran cuisine and à la carte home cooking able to cater for up to 25 people. 

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 La Cantina dels Racons

RESTAURANT LA CANTINA DELS RACONS

RESTAURANT LA CANTINA DELS RACONS

La Cantina dels Racons is a restaurant in natural surroundings and by the road to Canillo, in the parish of the same name. 

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