15 February 2010

Carnaval en Barcelona !

Talk about a great weekend! Valentine's Day was our 12th wedding anniversary....so we celebrated by going to Barcelona.....and it was also Carnaval!

It was incredible. You have to love the Spanish

"Uh oh! Lent is right around the corner! Let's have a big lunch, take a nap, then we'll go downtown and blow some shit up! Tell the kids to grab anything flammable."

"Where's my costume? Ayyyeeee ! Gimme something to burn before Lent starts!"

There were different celebrations all weekend, but Sunday was crazy. There were drum groups parading around all day, people wearing costumes and every square in the Gothic Quarter had something going on.

By 8pm it was ON! Drum groups having drum wars, people dressed as Bulls and Devils running around with flares throwing sticks of dynamite into the crowd, gangs of guys running around with burning branches...so what do the people with kids do you ask?

"Oye Honey look! Those guys dressed as Satan have burning branches! Kids, go run underneath them for good luck...here take some dynamite with you...hurry!"

Turn your sound on and check the video below.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

dID YOU KNOW THAT cARNAVAL WAS GOING TO BE CELEBRATED OR DID YOU HAPPEN UPON IT? sOUNDS LIKE IT WAS A BIT SCARY. hELEN

Chris said...

We kinda forgot about Carnaval until we got there...and were pleasantly surprised! It wasn't scary, it was awesome!