Category: Festivals

Celebrate Sant Joan 2017 in Barcelona

Celebrate Sant Joan 2017 in Barcelona

If you are in Barcelona this Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June, remember to bring the earplugs. And if not the fireworks and noisy firecrackers will remind you! Apart from this small inconvenient of easy remedy, it is good know that in Barcelona, each one lives the verbena of Sant Joan in its way. All …

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Feria de abril de Catalunya is back

Feria de abril de Catalunya is back

Over the 60s and 70s it took place in Spain a major demographic shift. For workers in Andalusia, Catalonia became the land of opportunity. Even such was the number of immigrants installed that (exaggeration) Catalonia came to be considered “the ninth province” of Andalusia. It is for this reason that for 45 years it has been …

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Barcelona Easter: Processions, Palm Blessing and the Sweet Mona

Barcelona Easter: Processions, Palm Blessing and the Sweet Mona

We have an overflowing calendar of activities in Barcelona as Semana Santa is around the corner. Next Sunday April 9 is Palm Sunday, Messianic entrance of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem in Christian religion. This arrives right after Carnival and Lent. Starting on Palm Sunday, the Semana Santa begins until Resurrection Sunday (April 16). FInd more details about …

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Barcelona Carnival 2017

Barcelona Carnival 2017

It is a long-awaited celebration among Catalans. So much so that we are not content with only one-day to show off our costumes, but we get the most out of our imagination for a whole week. This year’s most expected week for fun comes from Thursday 23 February to Wednesday 1 March. It is true …

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New Year’s Eve in Barcelona 2016/2017

New Year’s Eve in Barcelona 2016/2017

It has been 3 years already since the first official Barcelona New Year Chimes celebration. To the elite of multitudinous enclaves of this yearly celebration like the Times Square in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, Big Ben in London or the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro among others, since the Christmas of …

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Barcelona At Christmas With Your Kids: Children’s Festival 2016

Barcelona At Christmas With Your Kids: Children’s Festival 2016

Let your imagination run free these days. Christmas, gifts, meals … everyone, deep down, feels it excited. Although that feeling may not be that strong, there was a time when we did were excited about Christmas. We were happy to receive the catalogs of the toy stores and even during breakfast we were not bothered …

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It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

It is “chestnut time” with Castañada in Barcelona

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to get to know somewhere new for holidays and experiencing on first-hand how they are celebrated differently. If you are in Barcelona in October, get yourself ready to see your blood sugar sky-rocket as a habit. (Not suitable for diabetics). We celebrate castanyada. This Catalan …

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The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

The Oktoberfest Barcelona 2016

¡Prost ihr Säcke! (With love: Cheers, you pricks!) Weather is unpredictable but events must go on in rain or shine. A couple of days ago, amid the pouring rain, the Barcelona Oktoberfest 2016 ground-breaking ceremony was initiated by the tapping of the first Oktoberfest-beer-barrel. As in many other cities around the world, at the cry …

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