Festivals and traditions

Sant Julià de Lòria Carnival

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

Location and contact

Contact us

Plaça de la Germandat
Sant Julià de Lòria

(+376) 744 044

A parade and dance troupe contest for everyone!

The programme of activities for the Sant Julià de Lòria Carnival opens with the traditional parade organised by the local schools and concludes with the release, trial and burning of Carnestoltes (the Carnival King), the Bruixots (Wizards) and the Senyores i Senyors (Ladies and Gentlemen) of Sant Julià de Lòria. In between these two events there will be fun and festivities for young and old alike, with a treasure hunt, a dance, a community botifarrada (sausage barbecue) and children’s shows, among other activities.

2024 programme

Friday 9 February
10:15 am. Traditional parade through the streets of the parish by the schools of Sant Julià de Lòria, accompanied by the batucades (drum bands) Maracuyà and Batucando No Ar. 

Saturday 10 February
5:00 pm. Traditional games with El Burro dels Jocs in Plaça de la Germandat. This will be followed by the opening ceremony and hanging of Carnestoltes (the Carnival King) in Plaça de la Germandat, performed by the Bruixots (Wizards) and the Senyores i Senyors (Ladies and Gentlemen) of Sant Julià de Lòria. 

Sunday 11 February
6:30 pm. Grand parade with Tecla the Witch and troupes of Bruixots (Wizards), Dimonis (Demons), Ninotaires (Puppeteers) and Porrers (Parade Leaders), plus float and troupe contest. The parade will be followed by a costume dance with musical accompaniment in Plaça de la Germandat.
8:30 pm. Community botifarrada (sausage barbecue) in Plaça de la Germandat. 

Monday 12 February
5:00 pm. Children’s show: De Viatge (“Travelling”), performed by the Alea Teatre theatre company in Plaça de la Germandat.
The show will be followed by the release, trial and burning of Carnestoltes (the Carnival King), accompanied by the Bruixots (Wizards) and the Senyores i Senyors (Ladies and Gentlemen) of Sant Julià de Lòria, in Plaça de la Germandat. 

In the Sergi Mas exhibition space (in the town hall), you can visit the exhibition "Behind the mask: culture, tradition and spectacle", from Nacho Rovira's "Wings and Wind" collection, with 45 pieces from all over the world and 6 local ones.

More information: Tel.: (+376) 744 044, and cultura@comusantjulia.ad.

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