Solsona Carnival

Oriol Clavera

Solsona carnival is listed as a Festival of National Tourist Interest for its outstanding originality. It starts on the last Thursday before Lent and ends on Ash Wednesday.

  • Oriol Clavera

Solsona carnival is listed as a Festival of National Tourist Interest for its outstanding degree of originality. It starts on the last Thursday before Lent and ends on Ash Wednesday.

Typical carnival events are organised on these days, together with burlesque traditions from other seasons of the year, such as replicas of the town’s “giants”, the figure of an ass hanging from the bell tower, a mock “sermon”, soapbox races, a fun market, and any number of local practical jokes. Traditional carnival fancy dress has been replaced in Solsona by the colourful smocks of the participant groups and by the “mad giants” dancing to the beat of the carnival anthem.