From February 1 to February 18, 2020, the photographic exhibition "Xenerais da Ulla" will be exhibited in Área Central. A sample of selected images, full of color, which reflects the essence and character of the traditional rural carnival of the "Xenerais da Ulla", declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in Galicia at the end of 2013.
The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful military garments similar to those of that time, but they also include purely carnivalesque adornments, which the horses also wear.
On Saturday February 1 will take place in Área Central the 'Presentation of Entroido dos Xenerais da Ulla 2020' with the participation of the 'Xenerais da Ulla' making their traditional 'atranques (or high) on horseback.
On the afternoon of February 23, the parish of O Eixo in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance, which involves a stagin where different characters take part.