Today is the first day of Carnival, egg day or “tortilla” day. This celebration marks the beginning of carnival, the weeks of excess before the restraint of lent. It is traditional to eat all the products that litugry forbids such as pork, meat and fatty foods. Therefore these day it’s traditional to eat: egg Catalan sausage, Spanish omelette and crackling pastry.
Legend says that Carnival is the battle of the King of excesses against the old Lent, represented as the lady with seven feet holding a cod fish in her hand. Finally the old Lent wins the battle that with Ash Wednesday imposes her control over large meals.
So today we wait for you in CARMELITAS, to celebrate the first day of Carnival and enjoy it with a pleasant evening listening to jazz music.