On January 6th, the millers will invade Limoux on “Place de la République”. Then, as the tradition goes, every Saturday and Sunday, the Pierrots and the “carabènes” (beautiful dancing sticks waved in the air during the parade) will replace the whips of the mills and colourfully enlighten the square arches until March 17th. This date is known as the “Night of the Blanquette” during which His Highness Carnival will be judged and then burnt, putting an end to this cultural event.
As usual, Limoux will be pleased to welcome carnivals from all around the world on Saturday March 9th. On the next morning, local carnival gangs will be free to perform.
These moments are best experienced from the inside but of course are also worth living from the outside and give Limoux its special aura, renowned in the whole world as one of the longest carnivals on the planet. Just as the years before, the carnival gangs will go out three times a day : at eleven o'clock in the morning, at half past four and at ten o'clock in the evening, thereby enhancing Limoux' traditions and values and making it a famous place for its gastronomy and holiday-making spirit.