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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

Drive a 4x4 on the snow

DRIVE A 4X4 ON THE SNOW

DRIVE A 4X4 ON THE SNOW

Enjoy the Land Rover experience and drive like never before on snow.

Skiing in Grandvalira

SKIING IN GRANDVALIRA

SKIING IN GRANDVALIRA

Grandvalira is a ski resort in Andorra. With more than 127 runs covering over 200 km, it is also the biggest ski resort in the Pyrenees and Southern Europe.  

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COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

COUNTRY HOUSES

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

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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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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

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 Taula dels Amics

RESTAURANT LA TAULA DELS AMICS

RESTAURANT LA TAULA DELS AMICS

La Taula dels Amics is in the parish of Canillo and serves Italian dishes.

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RESTAURANT RACÓ DEL SISCARÓ

RESTAURANT RACÓ DEL SISCARÓ

Restaurant Racó del Siscaró, opens from Monday to Saturday, from 1 pm to 4 pm and is located amidst the natural surroundings of the parish of Canillo. 

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