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Festivals in Andalucia Due to the Coronavirus restrictions in Andalucia most traditional festivals and parades have been cancelled until at least mid Summer 2021. Smaller static events are able to take place if the organisors can ensure social distancing. Keep up to date with the latest info about Coronavirus in Andalucia, Spain.

Cadiz Carnival Guide - Glossary


  • guasa - joke
  • estar de guasa - joking, not being serious
  • estar de pitorreo - larking about, clowning about
  • pregon - announcement, proclamation
  • pregonero/a - official announcer of opening of Carnaval
  • desfile - procession
  • cabalgata - parade (as in the Three Kings)

Singing groups

See page on these for more details.

  • carrusel - open cart that carries the coros
  • chirigota - humorous satirical singing group
  • coro - large singing group
  • comparsa - more serious singing group
  • cuarteto - small comical performing group
  • chirigota illegal - amateur singing group
  • callejero/a - street group or performer
  • murga/charanga - band
  • pelotazo - good song which has succeeded in the competition, reaching the semi-final or final of the competition
  • cajonazo - good song which, in spite of its excellence, doesn't get beyond the competition's quarter-final