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Tue 12th Feb 2013 Sitges Carnival Parade

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Start Date: February 12, 2013
End Date: February 13, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 6:00 am

Location: Streets of Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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Parades (40+ Floats)

7.30pm Tuesday 12th February Sunday 10th

  • Cap de la Vila
  • Parellades
  • Bonaire
  • Passeig de la Ribera
  • Fragata
  • l’Avinguda Sofia
  • Carrer Espanya
  • Plaça Espanya
  • Espalter
  • Sant Francesc
  • Cap de la Vila.

Often, children in fancy dress & costumes also take to the streets on the same day, but in the afternoon.

 

 

A wild, colorful and noisy ‘Mardi Gra’ type carnival.
With over 300,000 party goers, at it’s height.

Often over 40 floats filled with beautiful people, young and old, of every persuasion,  scantily dressed in colourful, wild and fun costumes. Parading around the streets of Sitges. Most Sitgeans and visitors dress up in crazy and fun costumes to dance and party through the night.

Regarded by many, as one of Europe’s safest, wildest, street carnival.

Though rumbustious, the atmosphere is amazing with many people in fancy dress. Allowing the police to concentrate on marshaling the parade, which is behind a safety fence.   Beauties male, female, young and old wear inventive, colourful and sometime skimpy outfits. Whilst the drumming bands keep the crowd and dancers active well into the morning.

And many stay out right through to after dawn

Thursday 7th February, Fat Tuesday (Jueves Lardero)

Feast & King of the Carnestoltes arrival at the Miramar Building (17:00). 300,000 fun seekers, many in costume, dancing and watching the parade on Sitges Promenade and town center streets. Election of the Queen & often, the Children’s Carnival. Her Majesty, the Carnival Queen and entourage visit schools and institutions in the town

7pm Wednesday 13th February : The Kings Funeral Procession

Plaça Ajuntament, Major, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera (les Barques beach / plage de les Barques). 8.30pm Wednesday 13th February :Burial of the King – Passeig de la Ribera (les Barques beach / plage de les Barques). Itinerary

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Sitges Carnival 2012 Official Program released here (in a CD style format), includes a cut out costume :): http://issuu.com/ajuntamentdesitges/docs/sitges_programa/1?mode=window

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