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Carnival on New Year's Eve

Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
Fiestas, traditions and events of interest / Carnival, Christmas ceremony


Nochevieja de Carnaval en Pamplona
Nochevieja de Carnaval en Pamplona


Nochevieja de Carnaval en Pamplona The clock chimes 12 times. It is already midnight and these are the last strokes of the year that has come to an end. Popular tradition includes numerous rituals to make a good start to the New Year. Most people will wear red underwear, eat twelve grapes, and drink a toast of champagne with a gold ring at the bottom of the glass.
These are not the only curious rituals of New Year's Eve. In Italy lentils are eaten and in Ecuador they burn a figure that represents all the bad things of the previous twelve months; they even read out the will that he has left.

Without going so far afield, in Pamplona the New Year is welcomed by people who transform themselves into very varied identities. This fashion of bringing forward the carnival in the capital of the "Kingdom" is a recent movement of popular culture that already has many devotees. Animals, fruits, fairies, goblins, princes, Indians, vampires, and people in the news take over the night as they mix in a unique festive atmosphere. The only requirement is having a good time to celebrate the start of the New Year.


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Practical information

  • Locality PAMPLONA
  • Zone The Pamplona Basin
  • Interesting links
  • Type Carnival, Christmas ceremony
  • Date
    • 12/31/2018