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The Canillo harlequin costumes were originally made using old two-piece pyjama sets, preferably in light colours, with colourful flowers and cuttings sewn on, and bells tied to the harlequins’ ankles.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

Raquetes a Grandvalira

SNOWSHOEING AT GRANDVALIRA

SNOWSHOEING AT GRANDVALIRA

Snowshoe hikes along the mountains are one of the many activities you can enjoy in winter.

The traditional bordes

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

If you want to try the best Andorran cuisine, reserve your table now at one of the country's traditional bordes.

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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.

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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.

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RESTAURANTS FOR ALL TASTES NEARBY

Restaurant Ca la Padrina Carme

RESTAURANT CA LA PADRINA CARMEN

RESTAURANT CA LA PADRINA CARMEN

Ca la Padrina Carme is very close to the centre of the village of Canillo, on the main road. 

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. 

Restaurant Pizzeria Cal Lulú

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA CAL LULÚ

RESTAURANT PIZZERIA CAL LULÚ

Cal Lulú is in the centre of the village of Canillo, very close to the Palau de Gel d’Andorra. 

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