Carnivals

The festivities begin with the children’s parade on Friday in which the children of kindergarten and primary school of the Santo Domingo Public School parade.

On the same day, there is usually theater at the Casa de Cultura in the evening by the local theater group Duende.

FESTIVAL
TRADITIONAL

On Saturday, drums, snare drums, cowbells, “repiques” and bass drums will take over the streets, bars and squares of the town to liven up the afternoon.

After the tour provided by the percussionist group, the adult costume contest will be held in the atrium of the church at nightfall.

Sunday is the big day of the Carnival of Orellana. It begins with the sample of Murgas, Comparsas and Chirigotas, in the Plaza de España. That same day, will be the Grand Carnival Parade in the afternoon, where the main roads of the town are toured dancing the different rhythms proposed from the tamboradas. In addition, as every year, the typical “Buñuelos de Carnaval” will be distributed.

On Monday, a day dedicated to the little ones, in the afternoon several big heads will accompany the children who come to the Plaza of Spain, in a tour of the entire population enlivened by a charanga.

One hour after the beginning of the children’s parade, the costume contest will take place in the Atrium of the Church, where children up to 14 years old can participate and take pictures in the photocall.

On Tuesday, at 18:00 hours, puts the end to a carnival with the burial of the sardine and its subsequent burning, from 20.00 hours there will be tasting of grilled sardines in the Plaza del Pilar.

In our wide repertoire of folklore we also find dances that were danced on these dates.

Today I propose the Jota de Carnaval de Orellana la Vieja, a very celebrated festival in this town. Men and women gathered in the plaza and in public dance halls, and for this jota they arranged themselves in long lines. The woman gave the man “la valseta”, so that when she took it she would not stain his rich clothes.

In our wide repertoire of folklore we also find dances that were danced on these dates.

Today I propose the Jota de Carnaval de Orellana la Vieja, a very celebrated festival in this town. Men and women gathered in the plaza and in public dance halls, and for this jota they arranged themselves in long lines. The woman gave the man “la valseta”, so that when she took it she would not stain his rich clothes.