Our hostels in Barcelona recommends Sitges Carnival from today till March 9th. The special costumes, the typical disguises and wizards make this carnival so worth seeing. Also, the Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona crew will love the carnival in Sitges.
Every year Carnival in Sitges attracts many backpackers from all over the world.
On Sunday the 6th and Tuesday the 8th of March parades will pass through town. The Sunday Parade is known as “Rua de la Disbauxa” (Rampage Rua) and the Tuesday Parade, called “Rua de l’extermination” (Rua of Extermination). The parades will go through the center where thousands of people will be dressed up dancing to the music. These parades will depart only a few streets from Hotel San Sebastian playa so you don’t have to miss a thing!
The carnival begins in Spain with “Dirty Thursday”, in Barcelona this day is called Jueves Ladero – Greasy Thursday, or Dijous Gras in Catalan. This day is dedicated to the “Greasy” and “Vice” and celebrated with many festivals in which vast amounts are eaten.
The weekend belongs to the Carnival Guilds. Highlight is the Gran Rue, the big carnival Parade (see below) with loads of colourful decorated carriages and carnival Groups.
On Ash Wednesday the carnival comes to an end with the funeral of the sardine. The King of Carnival dies and is buried in his grave in a funeral cortège, accompanied by his widow and companions – the colourful costumes are appropriately exchanged to black mourning clothes.
Traditionally, on this day fish is eaten.
Calendar Carnival 2011
03.03.2011: Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero)
05.03.2011: Big Parade (Gran Rua). Start at 19:30
09.03.2011: Ash Wednesday
How to get to Sitges from Barcelona?
Sitges is under 45 minutes from Barcelona by Renfe Cercanias/Rodalies trains from stations in the center of Barcelona to outlying suberbs of Barcelona and towns nearby. Regional trains to Sitges leave every 15 minutes from various stations in Barcelona including, Passeig de Gracia, Catalunya or Sants station: Price for a return ticket around 7 euros.
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