Barcelona´s most important festival is coming!
The most important festival of Barcelona, “Festes de la Mercè”, will be held from 19th to 24th of September. This year, Stockholm, Sweden, will be the guest city. The Festival is going to transform the city into an unique stage, overflowing with fantasy. Stockholms´s city programme will provide an exceptional show in which the city presents its own street arts, circus, dance, and music.
Furthermore, the county town will be full of celebrations combining Catalan traditions with dances, music, street art, fireworks and sporting events. The most important performances this year might be again "The Mercè Ride" with participants from all over Catalonia, castellers (or human towers), the Sardana (typical Catalan dance), the correfoc (groups of people from the community dressed as demons running through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks in hand), and the parade of the Giants.
"Festes de la Mercé" is a great opportunity to get to know the Catalan culture. If you're in town do not hesitate to be part of the 500 activities that the city has prepared for all the audience. If not, this is the best time to start planning your trip and be part of this great event!
For more information please visit the official site: Festas de la Mercè 2014
Don't miss this video from last La Mercè Festival 2013 edition!
Credits Pics: Fireworks
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