Traditional Spanish Desserts for Carnival

Man holding Spanish fritters outside

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Carnaval in Spanish, (or Carnival in English) is the week-long festival or that precedes the forty days of Lent, a period of prayer and penance before Easter. Traditionally, Catholics abstain from eating meat during this period, and families would celebrate with neighbors and clean their pantries at the same time. So, there are many sweets that are eaten during Carnaval. Below is a list of some traditional Spanish Carnival sweets from the various regions of Spain.