The Limoux Carnival
On Saturdays and Sundays in January, February and March, approximately 30 groups parade through the streets (11 a.m., 5 and 10 p.m.), taking turns.
For each tour, the masked participants, known as the “goudils”, preceded by musicians, called “los fecos”, and dancers dressed up as Pierrot, pass from one café to another under the Mediaeval arcades of the Republic Square. Arms raised, brandishing the “carabena” (a ribboned reed) and throwing confetti to the crowds, the dance revolves on a waltzing melody.
It concludes with the “Night of the Blanquette”, the last day of the festival when the sparkling Limoux wine flows!