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New carnival in Barcelona

16 January, 2012 0 comments

The carnival is almost here, that crazy party that usually takes place in February. With it the city will fill with colour, with all those parades and original costumes. Barcelona has just promoted a new type of carnival with the aim of bringing back traditional and historical activities. It’s all about celebrating events in all areas and get people to participate. That´s why if you’re in Barcelona during this time, enjoy yourself and book a hotel right in the centre, like the Caledonian Hotel. This year instead of some of the traditional parades, there will be dances and the traditional Easter celebration of the burial of the sardine. The event schedule has been designed in collaboration with historians Xavier Cordomi and Albert Garcia Espuche. Although the final programme has not been finalized yet, we can give some pointers towards what’s going to happen. On the 16th of February there will be some events in the Market of Santa Ceterina. The Pasel del Born will be full of happiness with the King of Carnival parading with his followers. The time for joy is here! Every different area has its own carnival on 18th of February, on the 19th of February there will be spectacular dances and costumes. First the children’s ones and then the adults’. The main events will take place in the Borne, the Gothic area and around the Francia station. The burial of the sardine will take place on 22nd February in the park of the Ciutadella with many different activities for children.