Torello Carnival

Torello Carnival

Torello Carnival

Torelló is a Spanish municipality in the comarca of Osona, in the Province of Barcelona, Catalonia.carnival in Torello is one of the most important in catalonia. It starts on Mardi Gras with a night celebration called “el pollaso”.

It continous in Friday night with a party called “senyoretas”, in this party men dress up like women, they exhibit their bodies along the streets of Torello and finaly the have to walk in something like as show room.The two most popular events will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18. The Friday’s one is called “Senyoretes i Homenots” and is the craziest and funniest day of the carnival.

The two most popular events will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18. The Friday’s one is called “Senyoretes i Homenots” and is the craziest and funniest day of the carnival. The aim of the “Senyoretes i Homenots” is to look as the opposite genre. It means the boys have to wear a girl’s costume and the girls have to wear as a boy. It is more or less, “the world upside down”.

All together march through the Torello town dancing with music and having fun. After a pair of hours, the jury decides which group had the better theme, carriage, costume design and choreography and therefore, which one deserve to win the carnival’s contest.

From the afternon to early in the morning people celebrate carnival first, there is a very long parade, were people dance, jump and drink, when the parade finishes all the people, young people, go to the disco until the morning. To finish carnival the next wednesday women drees up with black clothes and cry. This day is know as ” l’enterrament de la sardina”.

At the end of the parade, young people go to special tents displayed for the Carnival occasion, to drink, dance and let the night become magic.
There is not much more than 1 hour from Barcelona to this town and the experience will surely be amazing. After the carnival you can come back to your short term rental in Barcelona and keep enjoying your days in Catalonia!

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