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Xinzo de Limia


Xinzo de Limia Carnival




Practical information


When?:
To be confirmed 2015

Where:
Xinzo de Limia


Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
Ourense

Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest




Description

Carnival of Xinzo de Limia (Ourense)

The great parade in on Carnival Tuesday.

It is the longest carnival celebrated in Spain. The fiestas begin three Sundays before the actual carnival on 'Fareleiro' Sunday, a comic battle in which the entire townspeople get covered in flour. This is followed by 'Oleiro' Sunday, a tradition which involves throwing water into the air from earthenware pots onto people gathered below, until someone falls to the ground and is consequently soaked. Next 'Corredoiro' Sunday, a popular festivity in which the 'comparsas' begin to invade the streets of the town, which marks the threshold of O Entroido.

Of interest are the 'pantallas', characters armed with 'vejigas' and wearing curious masks.

Practical information

Date:
To be confirmed 2015
Place:
Xinzo de Limia (Ourense. Galicia)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

To be confirmed 2015


* Information may be subject to modifications