Hotels for Carnival in Catalonia
The best hotel offers for Carnival in Catalonia for this year 2023 can be found at the Evenia Olympic Resort, our 4-star hotel complex located in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava.
Relaxation, comfort, services and high-level rooms await you so that you can live an incredible experience celebrating the days of Carnival with us.
A true event that is held at our hotel every year, an event that you can experience only at the Evenia Olympic Resort.
If you like Carnival and want to experience one of the best shows, book our hotel offer for Carnival at the Evenia Olympic Resort.
Choose one of our rooms and suites, perhaps with pool views, perfect for couples and families. Breathe in the unique atmosphere of the Lloret de Mar Carnival and stay in comfortable rooms designed for the whole family.
Why is Carnival celebrated?
Although the origin of Carnival is not entirely clear, what is known is that the festival has a pagan origin.
Carnival has been celebrated since time immemorial. It is said that the word Carnival derives from the Latin "carnem levare", that is, "remove the meat", as an announcement of the end of Carnival when the Catholic prohibition of eating meat begins.
In fact, after the banquet on Shrove Tuesday, the last day of it, Lent begins (40 days, although in reality there are 44), a time of fasting and purification before Easter.
According to others, it derives from "carne levamen", a Latin variant, or from “carne laxare” (to quit the meat), or from “carne vale” (without meat), always with the obligation to leave meat, or from “Carrus navalis”.
However, Carnival, a festival celebrated in Catholic countries, is characterized by parades of floats and masquerades. What does meat have to do with this?
It is true that in the ancient world, the festival in honor of the Egyptian goddess Isis, who was also imported into the Roman Empire, had the presence of groups of masked men, as the writer Lucius Apuleius attests in his Metamorphoses (book XI).
The city of Rome has always been linked to Carnival: in honor of the god Saturn, the ancients dedicated themselves to entire days of partying, food, fun and lust without law or power.
Saturnian practices survived through the centuries into modernity: the current tradition of carnival is also a legacy of pagan culture and has spread to many other places in the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Venice.
Why do we celebrate Carnival at Evenia Hotels?
At Evenia Hotels, every year we celebrate one of the best Carnival parties in hotels that you can imagine, full of fun, madness and activities for the whole family.
We celebrate Carnival at Evenia Hotels because we love to share those good times that you can only experience in our chain, the place where you can live your memories.
We are waiting for you to celebrate this Spain Carnival 2023 together.