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Carnival in Barcelona and Sitges

By Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012

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The Spanish love a party so it’s not surprising that the lead up to Lent is a festive time in Barcelona. Carnaval (Carnival) literally means ‘farewell to meat’, and it’s a time of feasting in preparation for the 40-day fast period of Lent. This year Carnaval kicks off on February 16th with Dirty Thursday (Jueves Ladero or Dijous Gras) – let the eating begin!

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Barcelona Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Barcelona.

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