From the Latin carnelevare, meaning the removal of meat, carnivals around the world are a flash of colour, indulgence and excess before the period of Lent begins (traditionally when meat was forbidden).
Whatever you’re religious, or just love a good party, it is a time to have some fun with friends, family and the wider community. As always, this year there is plenty going on in the P-O. Many towns around the region will host their own, unique take on the party; with processions, floats, singing, dancing and of course, plenty wild and wonderful costumes.
Get in the party spirit at one of the following carnavals
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|Amélie-les-Bains||25th & 26th February and 4th March|
|Argelès-sur-Mer||19th & 26th February, Night Carnival 4th March|
|Céret||11th – 18th March|