Once again the main festival of the neighbourhood, whose centre point is the Tres Tombs Cavalcade, is coming with myriad activities focused on animals.
The Sant Antoni neighbourhood festival is different to those celebrated in other Barcelona neighborhoods. While most of those take place in summer, the Sant Antoni is held in winter, since the feast of the neighbourhood’s patron saint, Sant Antoni Abad, falls in mid January. The central motif of the festival is the Tres Tombs Cavalcade, a century-old ritual in which the neighbours parade their cats and dogs who receive a special blessing. This year’s edition of the festival will run from 12 to 21 January.
In addition to the cavalcade, the festival will feature street parades full of folklore in which fireworks, human castles and demon and giant figures loom large, notably the correfoc (running fire) parade on 21 January. There will also be street music, workshops and the return of the symbolic raffle of a piglet.
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