My family and me usually attend, I hope to go this year too, and make a post with new photos.
The second day is on Tuesday, March 4th, there is another great parade, named Rua de l'Extermini, participation is the same but has a greater number of visitors who come to enjoy this party. Begins at 19.30 too.
During the parade participants will dance choreography marked by the rhythm of music, like merengue, salsa, samba and all kinds of fashion hits. I don't understand how they get to keep smiling for more than four hours, I would be tired to death...
Both parades start at the Plaça del Cap de la Vila and continue along the promenade (waterfront). Here is the route of the parades: Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, Passeig de la Ribera to La Fragata, return at the Passeig de la Ribera, Avinguda Sofia, Mossèn Llopis Pi, Plaça Espanya, Espalter, Sant Francesc and Cap of the Vila. See more in te official website.
All the great traditions are closely linked to gastronomy and the carnival could not be less. Thursday, February 27th, is the day called Dijous Gras (fatty Thursday) Is traditional to eat tortilla (omelette), botifarra d'ou (egg sausage) and coca de llardons (very thin cake with pine nut and a sort of fat meet crusts) worth trying it.
Carnival ends on Wednesday, March 5th, with the burial of the King Carnestoltes. Is the day called Dimecres de cendre (Ash Wednesday) there is a funeral procession to the beach where they proceed to read the will and has to bury the sardine as representing the King Carnival. Therefore tradition dictates that during that day, we eat sardines.
Sitges is a coastal village that can be visited all year round, so if you can not attend the carnival but want to come to visit Sitges here I leave the link for you to know a little more the city of Sitges.