Carnival is held just before Lent, in the second fortnight of February. Groups of singers called chirigotas and groups dressed up in similar costumes called comparsas parade round the streets of Cordoba and a competition is held in the Grand Theatre in which the groups sing their best comic songs. After the competition, there is a parade through the streets which the public, too, take part in.
2017 Carnival of Cordoba (Spain): Dates to confirm. Until the complete information about the Carnival of Cordoba 2017 is ready, we suggest you to take a look at the information of 2016 below (it uses to be similar each year):
-Carnival Groups Contest: 21st January to 5th February
-Carnival in the street: 6th to 14th February