Festivals and traditions

Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany Carnival

From 09-02-2024 to 13-02-2024

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Let the festivities begin!

The Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany Carnival is one of the most popular events in Andorra’s festive calendar. Some of the highlights of this traditional celebration include: the Hanging of the Carnival King, the popular calçotada onion feast in Escaldes-Engordany, the Trial and Cremation of the Carnival King in Andorra la Vella, and sunset on Carnival Tuesday in Plaça Guillemó. 

2024 Programme

Friday 9 February
7 pm: Hanging of the Carnival King at Av. Meritxell 97 with the Making Off theatre group.

Saturday 10 February
6 pm: Carnival parade with dance troupe and choreography competition, organised jointly by the parishes of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany.
Route: Departing from Plaça Guillemó – Carrer Dr. Nequi – Av. Príncep Benlloch – Av. Meritxell – Av. Carlemany – Av. de les Escoles – Carrer Prat Gran – Carrer del Parnal – Carrer Nacions Unides – Carrer dels Veedors – Sala Prat del Roure. At the end there will be hamburgers for participants and an after party in Sala Prat del Roure with a parade/performance of the troupes that have entered the choreography competition. 

Sunday 11 February
From 1:30 pm: 13th Calçotada onion feast at Carrer dels Veedors, Escaldes-Engordany. (Tickets €6). 

Monday 12 February
5:30 pm: Children’s fancy dress party in Sala Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. 

Tuesday 13 February
7 pm: Carnival king trial with the Making Off theatre group. Performances from the Esbart Santa Anna troupe from Escaldes-Engordany and the Esbart Dansaire troupe from Andorra la Vella.
7:30 pm: Cremation of the Carnival king in Plaça Guillemó in Andorra la Vella, with Andorran sausages and bread with tomato for all.

Further information and registration:
Culture Area of the Municipality of Andorra la Vella. Tel.: (+376) 730 037.
Department of Cultural Life of the Municipality of Escaldes-Engordany. Tel.: (+376) 890 890.

Organised by the Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany departments for culture and UPTEE.


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