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Second Sant Josep Oriol festival weekend.

The Pi neighbourhood is looking forward to the last weekend of its annual festival, packed with folk culture: Enmulassa’t, the Passejada dels Oriols, the Atracaments d’en Perot lo Lladre, and so on.

Retoca’mmmm fills Les Corts’ streets with drum beats

Diables de les Corts are organising their percussion gathering, ‘Retoca’mmmm’, for the third year running, This year it takes place on Saturday 1 April and 12 percussion groups from all round the country will be taking part.

The Falles of Valencia come to... Poblenou

On Saturday 25 March, the eighth day after Sant Josep, a falla like those made in Valencia will be burnt on Bogatell beach. The Espai País Valencià has been organising these events for many years.

Nou Barris eats soup for community life

Sunday, 26 March sees the 9 Barris Acull association and the Knowledge-Exchange Network organising the International Soups of the World Festival, which is aimed at promoting positive community life and relations between local residents through a dish...

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Three Kings Parade

On the evening of 5 January, Barcelona organises a big welcome for the Kings of the Orient, who set off on a big parade.
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Tres Tombs de Barcelona

The main event of the Festa dels Tres Tombs is a parade of animals in a cavalcade and pulling coaches around the city centre.

Tres Tombs Infernals

The Tres Tombs Infernals is a celebration held in Sant Andreu de Palomar that combines street theatre and a firework display with a correfoc.

Did you know...

It is said that the correfoc developed spontaneously in Barcelona during the La Mercè festival in 1978. That was a time when traditional and popular culture was being revived and a group of cultural activists wanted to organise a fire show. The initial idea was to organise a classic ball de diables but, to their surprise, the watching public joined in the performance and gave it movement.

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