miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2013

BARCELONA - SITGES CARNIVAL 2013


If you happen to visiting Barcelona this February, you can’t miss out the famous Sitges Carnival. 



Sitges is a small town 30 minutes away from Barcelona, known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.  

Every year from 7 to 13 of February this famous Carnival comes alive with a fabulous winter festival of parties, colorful parades and traditions.  People celebrate the spirit of carnival dance on the streets and enjoy the traditional local gastronomy. 

Sitges Carnival calendar 2013  

Thursday 7th February 2013
17:00H the king will arrive at the Miramar Buildin. His Majesty and his entourage head towards La Fragata for their opening show. 

Sunday 10th February 2013 
Carnival starts at 19.30H this year with “Disbauxa” Parade 

Tuesday 12th February 2013
19:30H - “Extermination” Parade 

Wednesday 13th February 2013
19:00H - The Kings Funeral Procession
20:30H - Burial of the King

The two most important moments in Sitges are the Rua de la Disbauxa (the Debauchery Parade) on Sunday night and the Rua de l'Extermini (Extermination Parade) on Tuesday night. 

The Sitges Carnival includes fireworks after the election of the carnival King and carnival Queen and the traditional finale.  

The traditional finale is a Spanish ceremony celebrating the end of carnival marked by enterrament de la sardina (sardine's funeral), where the giant Sardine statue is burned  and buried at the beach as a symbol of the end of the good times. This custom is well-known in different countries as well, but Sitges adds its own style and version to this carnival tradition.

In Barcelona the people dress up and organise parties for all the week but particularly on the weekend.  On Thursday is celebrated Dijous Gras, also called 'the omelette day' (el dia de la truita), coques (de llardons, butifarra d'ou, butifarra) and omelettes are eaten. Parties end by burning Mr. Carnestoltes and with enterrament de la sardina (sardine's funeral).

Barcelona Carnival calendar 2013   

Thursday 7th February 2013
- Dijous Gras - Dirty Thursday 
- L'Arribo - The arrival of King Carnaval 

Saturday 9th February 20130
- Les Desfilades

Sunday 10th February 2013 
- La Cavalcada del rei Carnestoltes
- La Taronjada 
- El sarau del rei Carnestoltes: ball de                                                     Màscares

Monday 11th February 2013
Big Parade (Gran Rua)

Wednesday 13th February 2013
Barcelona Carnaval finale - “Enterrament de la sardine” – Burying the Sardine

Come to Barcelona and enjoy this amazing Carnival with us! Book now!!

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