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Madrid 2020 Carnival

By | 19 February, 2020 | 0 comments

As every year, at the end of the last new moon of the winter, Carnival is celebrated in Madrid. It is a special time of the year when we have the opportunity to show all our wit and humour as we indulge in dancing and partying during the traditional celebrations.

In 2019 the celebration moved, for the fourth consecutive year, to the city’s neighbourhoods and “La Prospe” was the protagonist in the Chamartín neighbourhood.

Every year the city chooses a theme that serves as an inspiration for all the events that take place during Madrid’s carnival festivities. The first of these acts, which serves as the opening of the celebrations, is the reading of the proclamation in the district chosen that year. From the starting point of this first event; the city embarks, until Ash Wednesday, in a great party of identity games and activities perfect for the whole family, from the little ones to the elders.

Among the famous events are the Grand Carnival Parade, the Círculo de Bellas Artes Mask Ball, the meeting of murgas and chirigotas, the usual displays of Madrid’s comparsas, the famous manteo del pelele and, to end the festivities, the symbolic “burial of the sardine” that marks the end of Madrid’s Carnival.

The “Burial of the Sardine” is, without a doubt, one of the most emblematic events of the Carnival. So much so that Goya himself portrayed it in one of his paintings. It has also served as inspiration for the “typical” dessert of the festival: the chocolate sardines that you can find in all kinds of bakeries and made by famous chefs and confectioners.

Madrid’s Carnival celebrations begin on February 21st and end on February 26th. Come and take part in the masquerade!


Categories: Eventos Madrid, Ocio en Madrid

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