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It is the ultimate celebration of wild abandon, hugely popular with the public, when old and young alike dress up and fill the streets, in a joyful, spontaneous exercise of individual and collective freedom. The festival is celebrated in the last week of Lent, from Fat Thursday to Ash Wednesday, on the new moon, and one week later, the Carnival King arrives, reigns, dies and is buried.

 

On Saturday, there are parades through the streets of the municipality: one for the children in the afternoon, and another for adults at nightfall, with troupes and floats that fill the festival with color. Olesan cuisine also has its moment on this day, with samplings of food made with products prepared by market shopkeepers.



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Dates
Last Saturday before Lent


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Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.

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