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It's Carnival!

Colorful, eccentric and joyous celebrations underway around Catalonia


03 March 2019 05:00 PM


ACN | Barcelona

It's no any other week-end: it's Carnival time! And so in Catalonia most towns are celebrating colorful, eccentric and joyous parades. 

One of the more famous ones is held in Sitges.

The beach town in southern Catalonia is expected to welcome over 260,000 visitors and thousands of participants.

Security is heightened –and police are going to use drones to make sure nothing happens.

Early on Saturday, Vilanova i la Geltrú held its traditional candy fight: hundreds of people throw candy to each other in the town's main square. One colorful –and sweet- fight that you shouldn't miss next year!

Parades were also held in Platja d'Aro, north of Catalonia, and even in Solsona, not far from the Pyrenees.

In Lleida, in western Catalonia, they celebrated a traditional 'bed-race.' Contestants, dressed up as Carnival rules require, compete with each other running form their mobile beds. It's quite a fun one as well.





  • Children dressed up during Carnival in Reus (by ACN)

  • Children dressed up during Carnival in Reus (by ACN)