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.

Oficinas

Bidasoa Activa, Tourist Dpt.

 

Portua Turismo (Marina)

  • Matxin de Arzu

Timetable (April - December)

  • Monday - Saturday
    10:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00

Irun Office

  • Plaza Luis Mariano, 3
    20302 Irun
  • Tel.: (00.34) 943 02 07 32

Winter timetable
Septemer 16th – june 30th

  • Tuesday - Saturday
    10:00 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 19:00
  • Monday
    15:30 - 19:00

Summer timetable
July 1st - september 15th

  • Monday - Saturday
    10:00 - 13:30 / 15:00 - 19:30
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00

Hondarribia Office

  • Arma Plaza, 9
    20280 Hondarribia
  • Tel.: (00.34) 943 64 36 77

November - march

  • Monday - Saturday
    10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00

April - june

  • Monday - Saturday
    10:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00

July - september 14th

  • Monday - Sunday
    09:30 - 19:30

September 15th - october

  • Monday - Saturday
    10:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 14:00
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