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About Carnivals in Spain: Schedule and Traditions

Explore the vibrant world of Spanish carnivals! Learn about the schedule and traditions of these lively events, from the Thursday of Lardero to Ash Wednesday. Immerse yourself in the colorful celebrations and join the millions of tourists flocking to the Canary Islands for one of the world's most spectacular carnivals. Don't miss out on this cultural extravaganza!


Explore the vibrant world of Spanish carnivals! Learn about the schedule and traditions of these lively events, from the Thursday of Lardero to Ash Wednesday. Immerse yourself in the colorful celebrations and join the millions of tourists flocking to the Canary Islands for one of the world's most spectacular carnivals. Don't miss out on this cultural extravaganza! #Spain #Carnival #Traditions #Travel
Discover Spain's Carnival Traditions: Schedule and Festivities | Fenix.info

Planning to visit Spain? Getting acquainted with its culture is incomplete without participating in carnival celebrations! Explore the general schedule of carnival events by day of the week:


  • Wide Thursday (Jueves Lardeo): This day marks the beginning of the carnival season. Experience the extraordinary spectacle of the Carnival King and his subjects, showcasing the seven deadly sins.


  • Friday Carnival (Viernes Carnaval): Cities come alive with festive vibes, and streets transform into places of merriment and dance.


  • Saturday Carnival (Sábado Carnaval): Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience by joining the multi-million crowds of tourists in the Canary Islands, where the carnival is considered one of the brightest and most grandiose in the world.


  • Sunday Carnival (Domingo Carnaval): Continue immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere, enjoying various parades and costumed performances.


  • Carnival Monday (Lunes de Carnaval): Take a break from the daily hustle and bustle by delving into the cultural heritage of Spanish traditions and rituals.


  • Carnival Wednesday or Shrove Tuesday (Martes de Carnaval o Mardis Gras): Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the carnival, where each participant contributes their unique touch to the celebration.


  • Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza): Welcome this day with a smile, knowing that even more exciting adventures await you in the world of Spanish carnivals!


About Shrove Thursday in Spain


Shrove Thursday (Jueves Lardero) is the first day of the carnival season in Spain. On this day, processions take place, during which the Carnival King and his seven subjects demonstrate the seven sins — gluttony, sloth, envy, greed, wrath, pride, and lust. By tradition, symbolizing gluttony, people consume plenty of food, including fatty dishes, to overeat.


Carnival traditions vary in each Spanish city and region


For example, the carnival in the Canary Islands is considered one of the most colorful and grandiose in Spain. Every year, more than a million tourists flock here to enjoy the vibrant carnival processions. Like Brazilian carnivals, the Canary Islands' carnivals have the status of international festivals and are listed as UNESCO cultural heritage.



Carnivals in Tenerife


Carnivals in Tenerife offer a variety of themes chosen through public voting on the official website of the organizing municipality.


Selection of the Carnival Queen


An important event at the carnival festival is the selection of the Carnival Queen. On the first day of the festival, among several young female contestants, a queen is chosen, and the selection ceremony is often broadcast on international television, inviting famous personalities from different countries as jury members.


Don't miss the opportunity to become part of a grand cultural event and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Spanish carnivals!


🎭🏰 Cultural Events in Barcelona: Immerse Yourself in Carnaval 2024


Experience Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant celebrations of Carnival 2024 in Barcelona from February 11th to 14th! Discover the colorful parades, festive atmosphere, and traditional activities. Learn more about this beloved festival and how you can support Casa Ucrania's Foundation initiatives to make a difference in the lives of those in need.


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