Carnival is one of the most anticipated parties of the year, especially in cities like Cadiz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Las Palmas de Gran CanariaIn which there has been a great tradition.
Carnival is also celebrated in the rest of Spain. Many people are already preparing their costumes for this date.
If you plan to participate in the carnival in your city, you should write the dates in the calendar. Every year the festival is celebrated at a different time, as it depends on when Easter falls.
One of the other common questions has to do with the holiday itself, as not all autonomous communities or cities announce a party for Carnival.
detailed below Everything You Wanted to Know About Carnival in 2023: the dates when they fall, the communities where this holiday occurs and the main celebrations in Spain.
when is carnival 2023
Carnival always ends 40 days before Easter, which is known as Ash Wednesday. it means that Carnival 2023 begins on Thursday, February 16 and ends on the 22nd of the same month, which falls on a Wednesday.
strong day carnival tuesdayWhich will happen on 22 February this year. Till then you have to prepare your costume.
Be warned: these are the official dates, but in cities with more tradition the festivities are pushed forward or delayed a few days.
communities in which it is celebrated in Carnival
Carnival is not a national holiday as indicated on the calendar, although autonomous communities may mark it as such if they deem it appropriate.
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This year there is only one party in Carnival Extremadura. The day of rest will be 21 February, Shrove Tuesday.
In fact, we still have to wait for the next national holiday. This will happen on April 7, Good Friday.
When is Cadiz Carnival 2023
The Carnival of Cádiz is one of the most famous, mainly because of the group competition, ie, Famous Chirigotas and CompursasOne of those unique things that you will only find in Spain.
The festival is celebrated between February 16 and 26, with Proclamation on the 18th and a city holiday on Monday, the 20th.
The last day of Carnival is Piñata Sunday, February 26, so it ends later than the rest of the carnivals.
Carnival of Tenerife is the one that starts first It begins on 20 January with the presentation of the candidates to the Queen.
The most important days are February 15, with the election of the Carnival Queen, and the Proclamation Parade, which is on the 17th. Tuesday the 21st will be a holiday.
Dates of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Carnival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria begins February 4And the works will be there till March 5, so it is going to last the longest.
The most important dates will be the parade, which will take place on February 10, and the Drag Queen Gala, which will take place on March 3. Shrove Tuesday has been declared a holiday.