We detail the activities, parades, gastronomic days that this Antroxu 2012 gives us ...
[Carnival in Gijón from 17 to 21 from February 2012]
"Frixuelos y disfraces" this year kicks off the celebration of the Antroxu gijonés. This event will allow Gijons and visitors to taste sweet or savory fritters in the wine shops and restaurants of the city in "disguised" places for the occasion.
Frixuelos and disguises begins the 15 of February, just the following day we celebrate the Day of Comadres, when following the tradition the men have to stay at home and it is the women who fill the streets and restaurants of the city.
And with the reading of the proclamation on Friday 17 officially opens the celebration of Antroxu.
XX Children's costume contest: 19 Sunday in February at the 16: 30h, at the Jovellanos Theater.
XXV Contest of Charangas: Saturday 18 of February and Sunday 19 of February in the Jovellanos Theater, from the 19: 00h, and Monday 20 in the Antroxu Parade, also from the 19: 00h.
XXIV Floats Competition: will be held as part of the Antroxu Parade on Monday 20 February from the 19: 00h in the streets of the city center.
We can not forget the other gastronomic event of these days: the Gastronomic Days of Antroxu, between Thursday 16 and Tuesday 21.
[Carnival in Avilés from 15 to 22 from February 2012]
February 15. Starting gun. Parade of mazcaritos, comparsas and fanfarrias that depart from Llaranes Viejo and reach the Plaza Mayor.
February 16. Comadres Day.
February 17Friday of Universal Suffrage. The popular festivals of the carnival are started and the Antroxera Convention of Goxu and the Faba 2011 are held.
18 February. Descent of Galiana. Spectacular descent down the slopes of Galiana and Cámara streets through a pavement flooded with foam and water.
February 19Two monumental urban gymkhanas, one on foot (the Olim-piara) through the Plaza de España and another in cars, precede the spectacles and nocturnal festivals.
February 20. Chanzas and couplets full of irony review, before the facade of the City Council, the political and social evolution of the year. In the evening shows and festivals.
February 21. Great Antrox Parade.
February 22. Burial of the Sardine. The funeral procession of the Sardine. Velatorio and burial in the Plaza del Carbayo. Burning of the Sardine and Tronada Final in the Plaza de España.
On the Monday and Tuesday of Carnival the Gastronomic Days «Menús de Antroxu» take place. In twenty-nine restaurants in the city you can enjoy lunch or dinner with the most unique products of these dates: Asturian pot, selection of gogo's compango, tripe, stuffed patatines and the most traditional Asturian confectionery with frijol and bollines.
[Carnival in Oviedo 24 and 25 for February 2012]
Friday 24 of February «Children's Carnival».
From 17.00 to 20.30 h. Palace of children (Free access to children and adults).
Great children's party with fun shows: theater, magic, puppets, clowns ...
Great contest of costumes awards City Hall of Oviedo-SOF !!
From the 18.30 h.
Saturday 25 February «Carnival Adults».
17.00 h. Plaza de América PASACALLES.
Multitudinal parade of the participants in the various competitions that, accompanied by charangas, will tour the most central streets of the city, with the following itinerary: Plaza de América, Marqués de Teverga, Gil de Jaz, Uría, Doctor Casal, Melquiades Álvarez, Palacio Valdes, Pza. Escandalera, San Francisco, Plaza Porlier and Plaza de la Catedral.
18.00 h. Plaza of the Cathedral.
Contest costumes awards City of Oviedo-SOF.
At the end of the different contests in the Plaza de la Catedral, the prizes will be read and the show SARDINA, REINA DE VETUSTA and its subsequent burning will be performed by MARGEN Theater Company with the presence of LOS SIDROS de Valdesoto and OS REISES del Valledor (Allande).