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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

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?

Snowshoes

SNOWSHOES

SNOWSHOES

Whether you’re with family, friends or on a romantic getaway, snowshoeing is the ideal way to explore breathtaking winter landscapes as you hike.

+
Mon(t) Magic Zip-lining

MON(T) MAGIC ZIP-LINING

MON(T) MAGIC ZIP-LINING

Mon(t) Magic’s zip-line is 550 metres long and 40 metres above the ground. Zip-liners reach speeds of up to 80 km/h. It’s the longest zip-line in the Pyrenees!

+
In your own way: orienteering and ski touring in Andorra

ORIENTEERING AND SKI TOURING

ORIENTEERING AND SKI TOURING

If you like heading up the slopes without rushing, ski touring is just for you.

+

RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Generic image

RESTAURANT CA L’ARGENTÍ

RESTAURANT CA L’ARGENTÍ

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

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. 

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.

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

Hotel Bonavida

HOTEL BONAVIDA

Canillo

Hotel Roc del Castell

HOTEL ROC DEL CASTELL

Canillo

Aparthotel Els Meners

APARTHOTEL ELS MENERS

Canillo

Hotel Obaga Blanca

HOTEL OBAGA BLANCA

Canillo