Carnival in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany

ANDORRA LA VELLA AND ESCALDES-ENGORDANY CARNIVAL 2020

From 21-02-2020 to 01-03-2020

Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany celebrate the Carnival together with a grand parade and dance troupe contest, which attracts a large audience each year.

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 behind its success is the dance troupe and choreography contest. Participating troupes parade through the streets and squares of both towns. With alternating starting points each year, this year's parade will start from the Parc de la Mola in Escaldes-Engordany and end at Plaça Príncep Benlloch, in front of the Town Hall in Andorra la Vella. The festival finale includes the choreography contest, which will take place in the Consorcia Hall at the Congress Centre along with the Community Botifarrada (traditional sausage barbecue) (ticket price: €3.00) on Saturday 22 February.

The week is topped off with workshops and activities for the little ones, as well as some more traditional events such as the Robatori de les olles (Theft of the Pots) and the Trial and Burning of the Carnival King at dusk on the Tuesday of the Carnival in Plaça Guillemó in Andorra la Vella and thereby concluding the Carnivals.

2020 Programme

Friday 21 February
19:00 Hanging of the Carnival King in Av. Meritxell 97, next to the old Andorra Telecom building, featuring the “Making Of” theatre group.

Saturday 22 February
18:00 Grand Carnival parade with dance troupe and choreography contest.
Parade route: Departs from Parc de la Mola - C/ del Parnal – Av. Carlemany – Av. Meritxell and finally arrives at Plaça Príncep Benlloch in front of the Andorra la Vella Town Hall.
At the end there will be a community Botifarrada (traditional sausage barbecue) (ticket price: €3.00), and the conclusion of the festival is held at the Consorcia Hall at the Congress Centre with the parade / performance of the dance troupes participating in the choreography contest.

Monday 24 February
17:30 Children’s fancy dress party (with cake and chocolate). Sala Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany.

Tuesday 25 February
18:00 Theft of the Pots with the Esbart Dansaire dance group from Andorra la Vella.
19:00 Trial of the Carnival King, in partnership with the Making Of theatre group.
19:30 The Burning of the Carnival King along with traditional bread with tomato and cold meats from Andorra for all at Plaça Guillemó in Andorra la Vella.
With performances by the dance groups: Santa Anna from Escaldes-Engordany and Esbart Dansaire from Andorra la Vella.

Sunday 1st March
1.30 p.m. 7th community calçotada (traditional spring onion barbecue). Carrer de Veedors (Escaldes-Engordany), organised by the Pro-Tourism Union for Escaldes-Engordany (UPTEE) (ticket price: €6.00).

More information: 
Andorra la Vella Department of Culture. Tel.: (+376) 730 037
Escaldes-Engordany Parish Department of Culture. Tel.: (+376) 890 890 

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