San Sebastian

Caldereros

February

The calderero krewes, who commemorate the arrival of travelling people to the city and announce the Carnival (and the inudeak eta artzaiak parade), take to the streets of San Sebastián in the evening of the first Saturday in February or of the first Saturday after Candlemas (February 4th).

Although they had occasionally been found in the Carnivals held in the first half of the 19th century, the original Caldereros Krewe paraded in San Sebastián on the morning of February 2nd 1884, to celebrate the Catholic festivity of Candlemas. The event disappeared in 1912 under Pope Pius X.

The Calderero krewes were reinstated by the Gaztelupe gastronomic society in 1924, followed by Gaztelubide in 1942.