Carnival events dates on 2019: TBC
28.02.2019 : Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero)
4.3.2019 : Shrove Monday
6.3.2019 : Ash Wednesday
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check “Event related information” section below.
Barcelona, like other big cities in the Christian world, celebrates in the last week before Lent. Barcelona Carnival is mainly a debauchery and gluttony fiesta that is held before the fast. During the seven days of the carnival, it is a habit to eat hotdogs and various kind of meat. Funny contests of eating hotdogs are held.
The main events of the carnival are parades that are held in various hours during the day and the evening. Jugglers, wind instruments bands, dancers and singers in marvelous cloths dancing to the tempo of the rhythmical music and mobile stages with various shows participate in the parades.