The Week of Street Festivals

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This week you can enjoy colorful street festivals both in Gràcia and Sants neighborhoods.

 

Photo: Luisa / Flickr.com

 

Festa Major de Gràcia

The iconic summer street festival of Gràcia neighborhood is celebrated from 15th to 21st of August.

The Fundació Festa Major de Gràcia organizes the festival with the help of associations and local residents, by putting together the dances, concerts, decorations of the streets, communal meals and much more. Festa Major de Gràcia is a strong expression of the neighborhoods strong identity and team spirit.

Festa Major de Gràcia has been declared a traditional festival of national interest by the Government of Catalonia, and awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi distinction.

You can read more about the Festa Major de Gràcia from here.

 

 

Photo: Quim Perelló / Flickr.com

 

Festa Major de Sants

From 19th to 27th of August is celebrated the street festival of Sants neighborhood. The residents of the neighborhood will decorate the streets and squares, and there will be activities such as the traditional Catalan gegants, castellers and diables.

The Sants main festival dates back to 19th century, and has been held since that in the honor of Sant Bartomey, the patron saint of the village.

You can read more about Festa Major de Sants from here.

 

 

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