Carnival “Carnaval” is the time of joy and exuberance.
This year the cold and bad weather will not stop us to go out and celebrate.!!!
Carnival in Barcelona is the festival that gets most people involved. So for one week every year, the city is transformed with masked dances, parades and sardine funerals. But there is no Carnival without its king, and King Carnestoltes will reach the city centre punctually on 8 February, Fat Thursday, to proclaim his reign of revelry.
Carnival begins today, “Dijous Grass” or “Jueves Lardero”, Fatty Thursday. It is a day devoted to gastronomy. It is a tradition eating butifarra with eggs, sardines or fritters.
On Thursday 8th, el Raval neighborhood and Santa Caterina market organize an omelet contest in which, of course, it’d be possible to taste the products.
At 5.30pm at Plaça de Sant Jaume (City Council’s plaza). King of Carnival (Carnestoltes) makes his triumphant entrance into Barcelona with ‘l’Arribo’ (The Arrival), the central event of the Barcelona Carnival festivities.
On Saturday, February 10th, the Carnavalassu is celebrated. That is, Carnival parades that flood the streets with music, dances and costumes. The Gothic Quarter is one of the most popular in Barcelona, organizing shows for both children and adults.
The Carnival in Barcelona ends on Wednesday, February 14th, with the burial of the King, called the burial of the sardine. This year is celebrated at Sants market.
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