Sant Medir 2012

La Festa de Sant Medir is an annual festival every 3 March in Vila de Gracia, district of Barcelona. It is fondly known as the “La festa més dolça” – “the Sweetest Festival” because of the 100 tons of sweets that are given away every year during the colorful Sant Medir parade. There are various activities, but the biggest event is the evening parade through Gracia. The parade groups (colles) gather on various streets, then join the procession of horses, carts and lorries down Gran de Gracia to the “Jardinets de Gracia”. This is the open area between at the top end of Passeig de Grácia after Av Diagonal and before Gran de Gracia starts. The evening finishes with a fireworks display.

The legend of the.Festa de Sant Medir is about a farmer who became a Catholic Saint in Roman times during the persecution of Christians. The modern day festival started in 1830 when a baker called Josep Vidal i Granés, who lived in the newly opened street Gran de Gracia. He fell very ill one year and vowed that God would cure him, he would make a annual pilgrimage to the hermitage of his patron saint, Sant Medir.

La Festa de Sant Medir es un festival anual cada 3 de marzo en Vila de Gracia de Barcelona. Es cariñosamente conocido como “La festa més dolça”, porque se regalan 100 toneladas de dulces cada año durante el desfile de Sant Medir de colores. Hay varias actividades, pero el evento más importante es el desfile de la noche por Gracia. Los grupos del desfile (colles) se reúnen en varias calles, y luego se unen a la procesión de caballos, carros y camiones por la Gran de Gracia a los “Jardinets de Gracia” – “pequeños jardines de Gracia. ” La noche termina con un espectáculo de fuegos artificiales.

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