Cadiz Carnival Guide - Events


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CADIZ CARNAVAL - A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO THE MAIN EVENTS, AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

ORDER OF EVENTS

Obviously, the programme varies from year to year, but you can take this as a rough guide to what happens on which day of the Carnaval. Check local press and websites for up-to-date information.

Before Carnaval starts
Preliminaries, quarter-finals, and semi-finals singing competition. Young people and children's competitions.

Thursday
Carnaval starts: alumbrado (lights switched on)

Friday
Final of singing contest
Announcement of Carnaval Queen

Saturday
Official opening of Carnaval
Carrusel of coros (Puerta Tierra)
Romanceros competition
Crowning of Carnaval Queen
Pregon

Sunday
Carrusel of coros
Main parade
Fireworks in La Caleta

Monday
Carrusel of coros

Tuesday
Burning of Dios Momo

Friday
Carrusel of coros (La Viña)
Concerts

Saturday (Sabado de Piñata)
Panizada popular (fried bread with fish roe)
Homage to the comparsistas
Concerts

Sunday (Domingo de Piñata)
Carrusel of coros
Fireworks in La Caleta
Fried fish
Burning of the Bruja Piti
Fireworks in La Caleta

WHERE TO SEE THE EVENTS

Gran Teatro Falla
This is where the official singing groups competition takes place.
http://teatrofalla.blogspot.com/

Barrio de La Viña
One of the best areas to hear chirigotas and illegales.

La Plaza de la Flores/Plaza del Mercado
See the coros on their carruseles.

Plaza del Catedral
Rock bands play here.

Plaza San Juan de Dios
Daily firework display, La Toronda.

Calle Ancha and Calle Columel (the main shopping streets)
Many illegales perform here.

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