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Santiago de Compostela carnival - (O Antroido) 2019

Where:   Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña, Spain
When:    Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomy Galicia in North West Spain. The city preserves an ancient tradition of a festive carnival. During the carnival days, the city is filled with thousands celebrators wearing fancy cloths and colored masks waiting for the two holiday parades.
On Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the first holiday parade takes place. This is a big parade that includes brass bands, groups of dancers, jugglers and actors who perform while in motion on floats. On Ash Wednesday, the day that ends the fiestas and starts Lent, the second parade takes place.
This is a satiric parade that ends in Plaza de O Toural square, where the ceremony of burning “Meco” doll, that symbols the carnival, is held.
The visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere, the impressive parades and the taste of great variety of the unique holiday food that are offered to the celebrators (locals and tourists).
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Santiago de Compostela carnival – (O Antroido) - Spain
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Santiago de Compostela Tourism
Rúa do Vilar, 63
15705 Santiago de Compostela
Phone: +34 981.555.129
Fax: +34 981.554.748

Santiago de Compostela travel information
Dialing code: 981
Longitude: -8.54569°
Latitude: 42.88052°
Spain information address: INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
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Spain country details
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Capital: Madrid
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +34
Language: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.

Spain background and overview:
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.

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