Festivals and traditions

Ordino Carnival

From 09-02-2024 to 12-02-2024

Location and contact

Contact us

Plaça Major

(+376) 878 100

Farce, broth and meat stew!

The Carnival events and activities in Ordino will take place on Shrove Monday, which falls on 12 February this year.

The performance of the farcical play Els Contrabandistes (“The Smugglers”) has become a central part of the celebrations. This performance involves several groups and organisations from the parish, such as the Valls del Nord Dance Troupe, the Casamanya Choir and the Ordino Art Group. Many of the town’s residents also take part as volunteers. The plot revolves around the confusion generated by a group of outlandish foreigners lost in the mountains, whom the authorities take to be smugglers.

2024 programme

Friday 9 February
6:00 pm. Hanging of Carnestoltes (the Carnival King) in Plaça Major. 

Saturday 10 February
Mid-afternoon: Costume contest.

Monday 12 February
12:00 noon. Performance of Els Contrabandistes (“The Smugglers) in Plaça Major. Organised by the Ordino Popular Culture Association in collaboration with the Valls del Nord Dance Troupe, the Casamanya Choir, the Ordino Art Group and the residents of Ordino.
1:00 pm. Broth and meat stew for everyone, following the traditional Robatori de les Olles (“Theft of the Pots”) in Plaça Major. 

Further information: call (+376) 878 100 

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