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Local festivals and street parades with fire included.

correfocIn a catholic country such as Catalonia, every village has one or more patron saints. On saints days each village celebrates its local festival, or party, which can go on for several days. Continue reading

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The ‘Castellers’, human Catalan towers.

Castellers at the bottom of the towerThe Catalans, along with the Mumbai region of India, are the only people in the world to build human towers, known here as ‘Castellers’. Several hundred people, comprising men, women and children climb up on top of one another to form structures which can reach ten high. Continue reading

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The ‘Sardana’, Catalonia’s traditional dance.

SardanaCatalonia’s national dance is the Sardana. This typical Mediterranean dance is in healthy shape, very popular in the region and always a feature of every local festival. Continue reading

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