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Cultural Events in Barcelona: Immerse Yourself in Carnaval 2024 Experience

Discover the vibrant celebrations of Carnaval 2024 in Barcelona from February 11th to 14th. Immerse yourself in the colorful parades, lively festivities, and traditional activities. Learn more about this beloved festival and how you can support Casa Ucrania Foundation's initiatives. 🎉🎭 #CarnavalBarcelona #BarcelonaEvents #CasaUcrania


Discover the vibrant celebrations of Carnaval 2024 in Barcelona from February 11th to 14th. Immerse yourself in the colorful parades, lively festivities, and traditional activities. Learn more about this beloved festival and how you can support Casa Ucrania Foundation's initiatives. 🎉🎭 #CarnavalBarcelona #BarcelonaEvents #CasaUcrania
Experience Carnaval 2024 in Barcelona | Casa Ucrania Foundation

Carnaval 2024 is fast approaching, and Barcelona is gearing up to celebrate one of the most beloved popular traditions. From February 11th to 14th, the city will come alive with vibrant rúas, festive parades, and a myriad of activities for all to enjoy.


Carnaval, the favorite holiday of many, is the perfect occasion to showcase the best costumes through attractive parades that roam the streets of every city. In Barcelona, this 2024, over 40 rúas will take place in different neighborhoods of the Catalan capital, each with its theme and audience, accompanied by music and a festive spirit.


Believed to date back thousands of years to the Saturnalia festivals of the Roman Empire, Carnaval has always been a time when social norms are relaxed, and anyone can be whoever they want. Despite attempts by authorities to suppress it, such as during the Franco regime in Spain, or the famous prohibition of the Carnaval de Venecia when the city was invaded by Napoleon, Carnaval has endured as a symbol of freedom and joy.


What sets the Carnaval of Barcelona apart is the immense participation it garners. Barcelonians love to get involved in this celebration, and the sheer number of activities, traditions, rúas, and parades organized is incredible. To ensure you don't miss out on any of the fun during this lively and extravagant week, here's everything you need to know to stay up-to-date on all the scheduled activities.


When is Carnaval 2024 in Barcelona?


If you're already wondering when Carnaval is this 2024, here are the key dates. As is customary, the celebration kicks off on Jueves Lardero, the last Thursday before the start of Lent, which this year falls on February 8th, and ends on February 14th, Ash Wednesday, also known as the burial of the sardine.


Ash Wednesday is perhaps the saddest day of this festivity, as Christian tradition marks the beginning of Lent, a time filled with sacrifices where there's no longer room for the madness and revelry of Carnaval.


The city bids farewell to the Carnaval Kings, and the traditional Burial of the Sardine takes place. On this day, associations and entities in the districts organize events such as popular meals, the burning of the sardine, and neighborhood parties to bid farewell to this colorful and frenetic week, putting the finishing touch on the celebration for another year.


To ensure you don't miss any of this crazy fun, you can consult the most detailed schedule on the Ajuntament's website.


A Masked Ball at Poble Espanyol


Plans to celebrate Carnaval in Barcelona continue to emerge, including the proposal from Poble Espanyol, which brings its second edition of the Mascarada party for these Carnaval festivities. This is their particular updated version of classic masked balls like those of Venice.


Carnaval in Sitges: Everything You Need to Know About the Best Carnaval in Catalonia


The Carnaval in Sitges is undoubtedly the queen of Carnaval in Catalonia. Unlike the centralization of the Carnaval in Barcelona, Sitges' Carnaval asserts itself as one of the most festive and entertaining in the country. Perhaps it's due to its maritime spirit, or perhaps it's the city's love for fun… There's no clear reason, but the costume party in Garraf town is one of the most entertaining.


One of the charms of this coastal Carnaval is that its celebrations are extended. While in most cities the big days (and nights) are celebrated on weekends, in Sitges, the big celebration arrives just two days before Ash Wednesday, February 14, as if the Sitges residents sought to squeeze the most out of the last hours before the end of the revelry.


In this article, we've explained everything you need to know about the Carnaval in Sitges: its schedules, its standout activities, and its most important rúas, so you don't miss a moment of the fun.


Support Casa Ucrania Foundation


While enjoying the festivities of Carnaval 2024, consider supporting Casa Ucrania Foundation's initiatives to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Your contribution can help provide essential assistance to Ukrainian refugees and families. 


Learn more about how you can support our cause on our website.


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