Carnival in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany

CARNIVAL 2019 IN ANDORRA LA VELLA AND ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

01 from March - 05 from March

Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany celebrate Carnival with a grand parade and a dance troupe competition.

The Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany Carnival celebration has become one of the most popular events in Andorra’s calendar of events. The main reason for this success is the contest between the dance and choreography troupes participating in the grand parade that marches through the streets and squares of both towns. This year, the parade starts at Plaça Guillemó in Andorra la Vella and finishes at Sala Prat del Roure d’Escaldes-Engordany. The conclusion of the festivities includes the choreography contest, which takes place in the Sala Prat del Roure, and a community hamburger barbecue on 2 March (€3/ticket).

The week concludes with workshops and activities for kids and more traditional events like the Theft of the Pots and the Trial of the Carnival King at dusk on the evening of Shrove Tuesday in Plaça Coprínceps d’Escaldes-Engordany, ending the craziest festival on the calendar.

2019 programme

Friday, 1 March
7:00 p.m. Hanging of the Carnival King on Av. Carlemany 64 (in front of Kilvil). 

Saturday, 2 March
6:00 p.m. Grand Carnival parade with dance troupe and choreography contest.
Parade route: Leaving from plaça Guillemó - c/ Dr. Nequi – Av. Príncep Benlloch – Av. Meritxell – Av. Carlemany – Avinguda De les Escoles – c/ Prat Gran – c/ del Parnal – c/ Nacions Unides – c/ dels Veedors – Sala Prat del Roure. The conclusion of the festivities at Sala Prat del Roure with a community hamburger barbecue (tickets: € 3).

Sunday, 3 March
1.30 p.m. Community calçotada (traditional spring onion barbecue). Carrer de Veedors, Escaldes-Engordany, organised by the UPTEE. (tickets: €6).

Monday, 4 March
5:30 p.m. Children’s costume party (with cake and chocolate). Sala Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany.

Tuesday, 5 March
7:00 p.m. Theft of the Pots and Community Ballarusca (traditional dance) with the Andorra la Vella Dance Troupe and the R.O.T. group.
8:00 p.m. The Trial of the Carnival King, with the cooperation with the Making Off theatre group and the Andorra la Vella Dance Troupe. Plaça Coprínceps d’Escaldes-Engordany.
8:30 p.m. The Burning of the Carnival King and tomato bread with traditional charcuterie for everyone at Plaça Coprínceps d’Escaldes-Engordany. 

Further information
Andorra la Vella Department of Culture. Phone (+376) 730 037. http://www.andorralavella.ad/
Escaldes-Engordany Parish Department of Culture. Phone (+376) 890 875. http://www.e-e.ad/

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