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The arrival of Carnival

Carnaval

The first signs of carnival appear in San Sebastián from the date of the city's biggest celebration, 20th January, with the San Sebastián March: Donostiarrei oihu egitera gatoz, pozaldiz! Inauteriak datoz! (We've come to call the people of San Sebastián, joyfully! Carnival is coming!). But prior to the carnival itself, the city enjoys yet another celebration: the caldereros (travelling people) and iñudeak eta artzaiak (nursemaids and shepherds) weekend.

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