CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

CARNIVAL 2018 IN CANILLO

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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

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

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.

Tourist Bus route 1: Landscapes and Romanesque

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

We will leave Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes towards France and the Valira d’Orient Valley formed by the parishes of Encamp and Canillo.

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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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Golf Soldeu

GOLF SOLDEU

GOLF SOLDEU

The Golf Soldeu is located in Soldeu-El Tarter sector in the parish of Canillo. 

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

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 Tapika's

RESTAURANT TAPIKA'S

RESTAURANT TAPIKA'S

The restaurant Tapika's is in the centre of Canillo, in the Palau de Gel ice rink. 

Restaurant Arlequí Pizza

RESTAURANT ARLEQUÍ PIZZA

RESTAURANT ARLEQUÍ PIZZA

Arlequí Pizzeria is in the centre of the village of Canillo and specialises in French cuisine, pizzeria and grill. 

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