If you love the Carnival… Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú have the most interesting canivals of the Mediterranean.
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We asked to our friends from around the world about their carnivals: Barcelona, Canarias, Cádiz… Of course, all of them,as Mediterranian carnivals, impressive parties!
I believe that exist so many carnivals as people and in every town or city will live and enjoy in a diferent way, but this one in particular, as I mentioned before, Sitges! This year will be 4 February to 10 February. The sitgetans go out to live the Carnival, where imagination and fun monopolize all the public attention. During these days the town becomes a stage characterized essentially by debauchery and joy, but always in the way of being and doing the sitgetans, as civic and educated citizens who are.
During the days of Carnival in Sitges city it is governed by Rei Carnesto LTEs, the King of the “insolents” (pocavergüenzas), with the presence and collaboration of the Queen of Carnival, to spread an atmosphere of celebration and debauchery in the dozens of social and cultural events in different “Xatonades” (typical dish of the region) celebrating the entities of the people, and in the streets with thousands of costumes, reaching its most important moment with parades ” Disbauxa “and” Extermini “. Among the main events, Carnival has already started with the election of the Children’s Carnival Queen in one of the local entities.
Thursday “dijous gras” the arrival of His Majesty the King of Carnival in the company of the Queen of Carnival is celebrated.Once completed, His Majesty and his entourage headed to City Hall where they take possession of the City and all the neighbors and village are addressed with the reading of “Predicot”. That night place popular “Xatonades” in El Retiro, the Prado or the Association of Popular Dances.
On Friday, SSAARR “Carnestoltes”, the Queen and her entourage visit schools and institutions of the Villa. Follow these visits on Saturday afternoon and there is street music and children’s activities.
Sunday is a key day in the Sitges Carnival, it takes place the Desenfreno Rua parade fifty floats and more than 3,000 costumed participants. With a tour of the center of the village and again on Tuesday Parade takes place “Extermini” with the same route and with a greater number of visitors who come to enjoy this party. Children also take to the streets dressed in the streets of Sitges the same day but in the afternoon.
Carnival ends on Wednesday, takes place Burial del Rei Carnestoltes and neighbors can accompany him and his entourage to the burial place where we proceed to the reading of his will.
It is only a summary but we are confident that if you give a walk around Sitges,you will smile and feet will land the dancing at the streets …