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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

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?

Cultural circuit Canillo

CULTURAL CIRCUIT CANILLO

CULTURAL CIRCUIT CANILLO

These Twelve Footprints will help you learn about the most interesting heritage spots in this parish

Ice rink

ICE RINK

ICE RINK

The Palau de Gel in Canillo is the only centre in Andorra with an ice rink. Do you fancy skating?

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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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High mountain cuisine

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

Experience the flavours of high-mountain cuisine found in traditional Andorran cooking. Get ready for a taste of tradition!

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant La Relliscada

RESTAURANT LA RELLISCADA

RESTAURANT LA RELLISCADA

La Relliscada is in the centre of the village of Canillo and can cater for 30 people. 

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 20.

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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