Traditionally Lent has been represented as an old woman with seven legs, brandishing a salted cod in one hand and carrying a basket full of vegetables in the other. The produce she has in her hands give us lots of clues about what people eat around...
The highlight will be Saturday 2 March, when the activities move to the neighbourhoods with parades.
This couple date from the 19th century and were closely linked to the city’s old carnival celebrations.
During carnival, food becomes another means of transgression and for this reason it takes centre stage at so many points in the festival.
This festival, characterised by transgression, the switching of roles, rowdy behaviour and recklessness, is one of the most widely referred to in proverbs.
Battles of Oranges in Italy, fritters in the United States, multitudinous parades in Bolivia... Some features of the Barcelona carnival are reflected in other carnivals around the world. Would you like to know more?
The legend of Saint Eulalia is deep-rooted in the city, but everything seems to suggest it is fiction and represents a local adaptation of the legend of Saint Eulalia de Merida.