Category Archives: Barcelona fiestas

Sant Jordi 2016

ShareThe 23rd of April is the Festa de Sant Jordi, when Catalunya celebrates the day of its patron saint, Saint George, and when traditionally men would give their partner a rose (with a sprig of wheat, a symbol of fertility), … Continue reading

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Fira de la Terra – Earth Day in Barcelona

ShareThe Fira de la Terra takes place each year in Barcelona to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first held time on the 22nd of April 1970 in the United States. Originally emerging from the American hippy movement it is … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

ShareBarcelona is a cosmopolitan, international city with many ethnic communities. In the last decade the Chinese population has increased dramatically, bringing many new restaurants, festivals, shops and welcome new faces to a city that has always thrived on immigration. The … Continue reading

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The Christmas lights are on!

ShareIt is time to get festive with Barcelona’s Christmas lights now on! Each year the city surpasses itself in creating a more dazzling display than in the previous year. This year no less than 85 kilometers of christmas lights will … Continue reading

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Mercat de Mercats

ShareIn Barcelona and throughout Catalunya, food markets are a feature of everyday life. Why shop in a supermarket where the food arrives on the shelf after a long process of transportation and storage when you can eat fresh and local … Continue reading

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New Years Eve party in Barcelona 2013

ShareBarcelona wants to become a city that is famous for its New Years Eve celebrations. This year Barcelona is planning an all out New Years Eve extravaganza in a bid to project the city’s image globally and put on the … Continue reading

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The Feria de Abril in Barcelona

ShareThe concept of a ‘Fería de Abril’ or ‘April Fair’ has its roots in the province of Andalucía where it is associated with the capital, Seville. In the post-war years however many Andaluces emigrated to Barcelona, and in 1971 set … Continue reading

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