All year round Catalonia celebrates lots of events tied to its most deeply-rooted culture and traditions. Fairs, human towers, town festivals, fiestas, processions and more; they’re all part of Catalonia’s popular and cultural festive heritage.
All these festivals have their own unique features; some are more formal while others more spectacular and fun. They are an invitation to experience culture and traditions which have stood the test of time. Here are a number of celebrations for you to enjoy with your family, your partner or your friends.
Catalonia is one big party; are you in?
Other experiences in Catalonia
The Patum in Berga
Troupes, dance performances, fire and firecrackers take centre stage at the Patum in Berga. This traditional celebration started out in ancient medieval theatre performances.
Peralada Castle Festival
Dance and music take to the stage to bring a symphony of performances featuring classical music, opera, jazz, flamenco and gospel in the Peralada Castle Music Festival.
The great Carnival show
Carnival is a popular festival widely celebrated throughout Catalonia. Its origins go back to the ancient pagan festivals which were once held in Greek and Roman times.
Tàrrega Fair in the Terres de Lleida is the preeminent street arts fair in Catalonia. It has been running since 1981 and is one of the foremost events of its kind in southern Europe.
The great Festa de la Calçotada de Valls
The calçotada in Valls is a festive, community and promotional event for calçot onions held on the last Sunday in January.
The Esparreguera and Olesa de Montserrat Passion Plays
A passion play is a theatrical depiction of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.