Cultural Diary

[Celebrations]

Venue
Parador Hostal dos Reis Católicos
Location
Costa do Cristo , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
04/03/2011
End date
04/03/2011
Start hour
21:00
[Fiestas]
Start date
05/03/2011
End date
09/03/2011
[Fiestas]
Start date
05/03/2011
End date
05/03/2011
Start hour
12:00
[Social events]

Venue
Casa das Asociacións
Location
Antiga Estación de Cornes, rúa Manuel Beiras, Santiago de Compostela, 15706
Start date
05/03/2011
End date
05/03/2011
Start hour
18:00
[For children]
Start date
05/03/2011
End date
05/03/2011
Start hour
18:00
[Fiestas]

Start date
06/03/2011
End date
06/03/2011
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]

Start date
07/03/2011
End date
07/03/2011
Start hour
17:00
[Fiestas]
Start date
08/03/2011
End date
08/03/2011
Start hour
13:00
[Fiestas]
Start date
09/03/2011
End date
09/03/2011
Start hour
20:00
[Fiestas]

The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.

The most important characters are the "xenerais" (generals) and "correos" (dispatch riders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day, "cheering" residents and visitors, accompanied by an "army" of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.

They finish by staging an "atranque" or "alto", a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.

The "Entroido da Ulla" features small differences from one parish to another, each of which has small defining characteristics that make it unique.

Adorned generals and dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this genuine expression of Galicia's traditional carnival.

CALENDAR

* 29/01/2012
- 20.00 h. Rarís (Campo da festa) Concello de Teo GPS: 42º 46' 50.8" / 8º 33' 48.1"

* 05/02/2012
- 12.30 h. Touro (Fonte Díaz) Concello de Touro GPS: 42º 51' 5" / 8º 18' 5"
- 20.00 h. Oza (Campo da festa de Agoso) Concello... read more

Start date
29/01/2012
End date
26/02/2012
[Cultural centres]
Start date
01/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
[Exhibitions]

Venue
Biblioteca Pública Ánxel Casal
Location
Avenida de Xoán XXIII, Santiago de Compostela, 15782
Start date
01/02/2012
End date
29/02/2012
Start hour
08:30
[Shows]

Venue
Plaza del Obradoiro
Location
Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
03/02/2012
End date
03/02/2012
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]

The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.
The most important characters are the "xenerais" (generals) and "correos" (dispatch riders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day, "cheering" residents and visitors, accompanied by an "army" of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.
They finish by staging an "atranque" or "alto", a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.
The "Entroido da Ulla" features small differences from one parish to another, each of which has small defining characteristics that make it unique.
Adorned generals and dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this genuine expression of Galicia's traditional carnival.

- 19.30 h. Marrozos (Campo da festa) Concello de Santiago de Compostela

GPS: 42º 50' 22" / 8º 29' 50"

More info: www.xeneraisdaulla.com

Start date
11/02/2012
End date
11/02/2012
Start hour
19:30
[Fiestas]
Start date
16/02/2012
End date
21/02/2012
[Fiestas]

Start date
18/02/2012
End date
22/02/2012
[Fiestas]

The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.
The most important characters are the "xenerais" (generals) and "correos" (dispatch riders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day, "cheering" residents and visitors, accompanied by an "army" of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.
They finish by staging an "atranque" or "alto", a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.
The "Entroido da Ulla" features small differences from one parish to another, each of which has small defining characteristics that make it unique.
Adorned generals and dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this genuine expression of Galicia's traditional carnival.

- 18.30 h. Aríns (Campo da festa, rúa San Martiño)

GPS: 42º 51' 50" / 8º 30' 14"

More info: www.xeneraisdaulla.com

Start date
18/02/2012
End date
18/02/2012
Start hour
18:30
[Fiestas]

The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.
The most important characters are the "xenerais" (generals) and "correos" (dispatch riders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day, "cheering" residents and visitors, accompanied by an "army" of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.
They finish by staging an "atranque" or "alto", a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.
The "Entroido da Ulla" features small differences from one parish to another, each of which has small defining characteristics that make it unique.
Adorned generals and dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this genuine expression of Galicia's traditional carnival.

- 19.00 h. O Eixo (Carballeira do Souto- Santa Lucía) Concello de Santiago de Compostela

GPS: 42º 50' 52.74" / 8º 31' 25.36"

More info: www.xeneraisdaulla.com

Start date
19/02/2012
End date
19/02/2012
Start hour
19:00
[Cultural centres]
Start date
22/01/2013
End date
23/02/2013
[Fiestas]
Start date
09/02/2013
End date
13/02/2013
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Venue
Praza do Toural
Location
Start date
09/02/2013
End date
09/02/2013
Start hour
20:00
[Fiestas]
Venue
Sala Capitol
Location
Rúa de Concepción Arenal, 5, Santiago de Compostela, 15702
Start date
10/02/2013
End date
10/02/2013
Start hour
13:30
[Fiestas]
Venue
Parque de la Alameda
Location
Rúa do Campiño da Ferradura , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
11/02/2013
End date
11/02/2013
Start hour
10:00
[For children]
Venue
Museo Centro Gaiás
Location
Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, 15702
Start date
11/02/2013
End date
12/02/2013
Start hour
11:00
[Fiestas]
Start date
12/02/2013
End date
12/02/2013
Start hour
13:00
[Fiestas]
Venue
Estación Ferrocarril
Location
Estación Renfe
Start date
12/02/2013
End date
12/02/2013
Start hour
17:30
[Night life]
Start date
12/02/2013
End date
12/02/2013
Start hour
21:00
[Fiestas]
Venue
Praza Roxa
Location
Start date
13/02/2013
End date
13/02/2013
Start hour
20:00
[Gastronomy]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Padrón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra
Start date
02/02/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
13:00
[Celebrations]
Start date
09/02/2014
End date
09/02/2014
Start hour
11:00
[Celebrations]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra
Start date
21/02/2014
End date
09/03/2014
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Silleda
Start date
22/02/2014
End date
08/03/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Silleda
Start date
22/02/2014
End date
22/02/2014
Start hour
18:00
[Celebrations]
Start date
22/02/2014
End date
22/02/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
22/02/2014
End date
22/02/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
17:00
[Celebrations]
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Exhibitions]
Venue
Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux A Quinta da Auga
Location
Paseo da Amaía 23B, Santiago de Compostela, 15897
Start date
25/02/2014
End date
05/03/2014
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Silleda
Start date
01/03/2014
End date
01/03/2014
Start hour
17:30
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
01/03/2014
End date
01/03/2014
Start hour
18:00
[Celebrations]
Start date
01/03/2014
End date
01/03/2014
Start hour
18:30
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: A Estrada
Start date
02/03/2014
End date
02/03/2014
Start hour
18:30
[Celebrations]
Start date
02/03/2014
End date
02/03/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón
Start date
02/03/2014
End date
02/03/2014
Start hour
19:30
[For children]
Venue
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Location
Lugar de la Ciudad de la Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, 15702
Start date
03/03/2014
End date
03/03/2014
Start hour
17:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
04/03/2014
End date
04/03/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
08/03/2014
End date
08/03/2014
Start hour
19:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
09/03/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: A Estrada
Start date
09/03/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
18:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the Carnival Festival. A parade featuring the traditional “Xenerais da Ulla” and carnival groups with the festival’s most representative elements.

In this market, held from 9 am to 3 pm, visitors will find a range of agricultural and food products, as well as the customary stalls selling clothes and footwear.

From 11 am to 3 pm, those in attendance can enjoy a traditional Galician-style octopus dish.

Photo: José López (Jolope)

+info
www.concellodetouro.com
www.touroturismo.com

Start date
05/02/2015
End date
05/02/2015
Start hour
09:00
[Fiestas]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces

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.

The finery, of both the “Xenerais” and their horses, stand out due to their tradition, originality, colours and degree of elaboration, making them highly valuable.

The “Entroido da Ulla” (Carnival) originated in the first half of the 19th century and is based on the combats that took place in the region during that century: the invasion of Napoleon’s army, the 1846 revolution and the Carlist wars. Its main characters are therefore brightly coloured figures that recreate those historical episodes.

“Xenerais” and adorned dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this authentic expression of Galicia’s traditional Carnival.

In view of its great interest, in September 2013... read more

Start date
05/02/2015
End date
22/02/2015
Start hour
10:00