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The Adifolk Aplec Internacional 2018, from Manresa to Washington

The Aplec will be extra special this year, commencing in Manresa, the capital of Catalan culture in May, and rounding off in Washington in July, where Catalan popular culture will feature as a guest of honour at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Cod, the star of Lent cooking

Traditionally Lent has been represented as an old woman with seven legs, brandishing a salted cod in one hand and carrying a basket full of vegetables in the other. The produce she has in her hands give us lots of clues about what people eat around...

Lisbon, guest city at the 2018 Mercè Festival

A delegation from the Barcelona City Council is visiting the Portuguese capital to develop a cultural programme that gives residents a taste of Portuguese culture over the four days of the Mercè Festival from September 21 to 24.

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Main events and activities in the city

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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...

The Seguici Popular de Barcelona is the embodiment of a research project on Barcelona's unusual, historic and unique references which have a symbolic function within the festival. It was set up in 1993 and contains the city's festival imagery, historical figures like the Gegants del Pi and others recreated from historical documents.

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