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Festival of Barceloneta

September 29, 2018 - October 8, 2018

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Festival of Barceloneta

The Festes de Barceloneta (or Festivals of Barceloneta) centres around the Sant Miquel Festivity, which is on 29 September in the Barceloneta neighbourhood. It’s organized by the Neighbourhood Association of Barceloneta and includes activities such as Sardanas auditions, songs by habaneras, Correfocs (“fire runs” with the devils) and parades with the Gegants (Giants) named Pep Barceló and Maria la Néta. The ornate streets and parade of the cannons are some of the elements that define this major festival.

It seems that the beginnings of these festivals — as we know them today with a combination of religious and civil acts —began in the Mid-19th Century to mark the occasion of the centenary of the creation of the neighborhood.

During the fiesta are organized Sardanas dances, singing of Habaneras on the beach, correfocs, parades with the giants Pep Barceló and María la Nieta, and parades of the cannon: on the Sunday of the Fiesta, a neighbor dresses like a Napoleonic General wearing a cannon and shooting sweets to the crowd, which is very popular among children. The cannon passes through the streets of the quarter and with every shot the people simulate that they fall down and collect the goodies. In addition to these activities, some streets are adorned by neighbors who organize other activities (mainly music and dancing). It seems, that this Fiesta organized by the Association of Residents of La Barceloneta, startet in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the quarter.


September 29, 2018
October 8, 2018
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Barcelona, Spain