Sant Medir Parade

It’s raining sweets for Sant Medir

The celebrations are beginning in preparation for the main feast day on 3 March

The feast of Sant Medir, which is celebrated every year on 3 March, is a great excuse for Barcelona’s kids to take umbrellas, buckets and bags out on the street to gather the sweets thrown from the carriages and by the horseback riders taking part in the parades that are the most striking part of this traditional feast.

As well as throwing sweets, the Federació de Colles de Sant Medir is preparing additional activities, including a mass walk to the chapel of Sant Medir on Sunday 26 March. The walk is scheduled to set out from Plaça Trilla in Gràcia at 8am.

On 3 March, which is the main feast day, there will be folklore parades in the Sarrià, Sant Gervasi and Gràcia neighbourhoods in the morning, followed by the sweet throwing parades in the evening, from 6.30pm in Sarria and from 8pm in Gràcia. The other Barcelona neighbourhood that always takes part in the Sant Medir celebrations is La Bordeta, where there will be a parade on the morning of Sunday 12 March.

Additional information is available on the websites of Cultura Popular and the Federació de Colles de Sant Medir.

Publication date: Friday, 24 February 2017
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