Carnival

Written by on February 6, 2018

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Carnival 


10th – 11th of February

We all know the Spanish people can throw a PARTY! And “Carnaval” is no exception, but did you ever wonder why Carnaval is so popular in Spain?

You may think, as Carnaval is to start Lent that their religious background makes this event so popular… But the main reason the Spanish people have to celebrate this festival dates back to the Franco regime.

Masks that conceal your face were seen as plots against the state and Carnaval was banned!

Nowadays children, adults & groups fill the streets to celebrate their freedom and to express themselves without fear or punishment and they dress up in some of the most colourful and exaggerated outfits they can find.

The impressive First Prize for best Carnaval outfit can be up to 600€ in some towns, which may also contribute to all the enthusiasm.
This truly energetic fiesta is not one to miss and if you intend to join in on the fun, don’t hold back!

What’s going on in your area?

10th – February

Mallorca Calvia,
The precession will congregate at 16:00 – 16:30h in la calle Ses Quarterades de Calvià Vila.
Itinerary: c/ Ses Quarterades, c/ Major, av. de Palma, c/ Julià Bujosa Sans, c/ batle and arriving at the townhall carpark

Andratx,
The precession will congregate at 16:00h in Passeig de Son MasItinerary: leave from Avinguda Son Mas – Av. de la Cúria – Joan Carles I – C/ Revdo. Matias Flexas – C/ Mallorca – C/ Metge Gaspar Pujol – C/ Palma – Av. Joan Carles I – C/ Revdo. Matias Felxas – Centro Plaça Espanya

Mainland

Xàbia /Javea,
The precession will congregate at 16:00h in Pl. de la ConstitucióItinerary: the children’s parade 17:00h leaving from Pl. de la Constitució making a round trip through the old town the adult parade will start at 23:00hDenia,The precession will congregate at 17:00h in Plaça del ConsellItinerary: 17:30h will circle Carrers de Diana, Marqués de Campo, Cándida Carbonell, de la Via i Pintor Llorens.

11th of February

Palma de Mallorca,

The precession will congregate at 10:30h in La Rambla for the children’s parade “Sa Rueta”The adult parade “Sa Rua” will start in the same place, La Rambla at 17:00h.”Sa Rueta” Itinerary: 11:00h La Rambla, c. de la Riera, pl. del Mercat, c. de la Unió, pl. del Rei Joan Carles I, passeig del Born and av. de Jaume III.”Sa Rua” Itinerary: 17:00h la Rambla, c. de la Riera, c. de la Unió, pl. del Rei Joan Carles I and av. de Jaume III. There will be a concert and prize ceremony in la Pl. del Rei Joan Carles I to end the “Sa Rua”

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