Also popular Carnival in Sitges in Barcelona will also be very bright in the coming days, festive and fun.
The traditional February carnival is celebrated before Lent, which means abstinence in everything, including food. The people on these festivities fun from the heart, in fact ahead of the long days without alcohol, sweets and other pleasant things.
In the days of the dictator Franco's reign all the carnivals in Spain were banned. After his death, these holidays with a bang splashed out on the streets of Spain, and the people have renewed the glorious tradition leading back to the XIV century.
In these days of February carnivals flood the streets of Barcelona and the surrounding area. By tradition, the Carnival in Barcelona starts in bold Thursday «Dijous Gras», which marks the arrival of the king and his seven ambassadors. Seven ambassadors represent the seven human vices: pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony and sloth. Carnival King - is a fictional character who bears all 7 vices. This day - the traditional day of overeating, when you can have anything you want in large quantities.
On Saturday, February 14, in every area of Barcelona held carnivals. According to tradition the seven ambassadors of the King of Carnival should visit the seven districts of Barcelona.
On Sunday, February 15th will be held "Tarondzhada" or orange battle. Venue - Plaza Comercial at the end of the boulevard Paseo del Born. This is a family event, which involves everything from small to large.
In our 16-30 the beginning of the event. Stars Catalan Ballet will present the participants with the traditional dance of Catalonia. Everyone, adult or child, can take part in dance. After the noise of the ball is expected arrival of the King.
In our 17-15 It begins the procession of the King and his retinue. It is a dramatic representation of the urban, consisting of horse musicians, courtiers of the king, bearers, giant puppets. Suddenly, among the retinue appears King himself, ready to give the order for a general battle.
The route the procession: Mercat de Santa Caterina, Francesc Cambo avenue, Via Laietana, Argenteria Street, Plaza Santa Maria, Santa Maria Street, Moat of Moreres Passeig del Born Street Rec, Fusina Street Plaza Shopping.
In our 18-15 General battle starts. Area Comercial becomes battleground. Orange Confetti and balloons - carnival warriors main weapon. Правила игры – борятся все против всех! Оранжевый цвет карнавального сражения символичен, так как в Барселоне XIV века главным оружием в этой битве были апельсины. During the battle area is immersed in the frantic chaos of the collective orange flash mob.
In our 1830 begins Masquerade Ball. After the battle, the King and all his entourage, from orange confetti open masquerade ball, where everyone can dance to the right honorable guests.
On Wednesday, February 18th at 11-00 am Park Citadel Carnival is held closing. Burial of the Sardine each year marks the last day of the Barcelona Carnival. Ash Wednesday - the day of "Burial of the Sardine". On this final day of the burning at the stake sardine impressive size. It is believed that the fish is identified with the male sexual organ, and it burned - call for abstinence during the coming Lent. Also on the last day of the carnival is burnt and the King himself, or rather his dummy. King read out the indictment, which reveal all his vices and sentenced to death. King Burning represents deliverance from sins and new life.
All who love the fun and new experiences will not remain indifferent from visiting this vibrant and memorable holiday of a lifetime. Welcome to the Carnival!