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16:30 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Come and enjoy the carnival at Gaiás with the ENTROIDO NA HORTA! This year the Gaiás carnival is set in the vegetable garden, so you are free to walk in the cabbages, become a potato or whatever you can think of for this day. We want to see your originality, although you can also...
12:00 | Mupega (Museo Pedagógico de Galicia)
Music plays a fundamental role in most of the festivals and celebrations linked to Carnival. In this workshop we will get closer to those sounds that characterise the main traditional carnivals in Galicia and we will have the opportunity to make our own instruments.   Children from 5...


The natural region of a Ulla features an original rural carnival, whose record goes back to the mid-19th century.
The parish of Angrois in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
10/02/2024 - 17/02/2024
Floats, troupes and brass bands will fill the streets of Compostela with music and colour in a new edition of the Carnival Festivities.
On the afternoon of February 11, 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.    
Musical performances, vermouth session, popular food and many more activities in the Carnival of Conxo.
13:00 | Monasterio e Iglesia de Santa María de Conxo
The Xenerais da Ulla will take part in the Carnival celebrations in the district of Compostela.


Meeting with Noa Sobrino, philologist and peliqueira from Laza


10:30 | Plaza del Obradoiro
On 2 September there will be a unique opportunity to admire the variety and authenticity of the Traditional Carnivals of Galicia. The event starts at midday in the Praza do Obradoiro and continues through the main streets and squares of the historic centre of Santiago de Compostela.


20/01/2024 - 13/02/2024
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...