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CARNIVALS

Every eleven years Carnival Sunday and Saint Agueda’s day fall on the same day. Carnivals are not held on the same date every year, they depend on what date Easter Sunday falls.

Carnivals are worldly, but this is not true about solstice celebrations, which have strong religious overtones. During Franco’s regime they were forbidden.

Carnivals are always held over the three-day period before Lent. They are the total opposite to the very abstinence-filled and lengthy period of Lent. They start on “Fat Thursday” and finish on Shrove Tuesday. It is a time to remove the mask we wear the rest of the year and replace it with another that shows everyone who we really are, our true spirit.

Carnivals are also a time when local farmhouses show off their culinary traditions. In Gipuzkoa traditionally “torrijas” (a kind of French toast) are eaten both inland and on the coast – this tradition has now extended to other places. 

Program of Irun (on February from the 18th to the 27th)

carnaval Irun 2017

Program of Hondarribia (on February from the 23rd to the 27th)

Hondarribia inauteriak

Program of Hendaye (on March the 4th)

 17.03.04.Carnaval Aff

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