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Toc d'inici ceremonial start

Toc d'inici ceremonial start


At the end of the Proclamation, the figures and the groups that have taken part in the procession between the Palau de la Virreina and the Plaça de Sant Jaume take part in one of the most eagerly-awaited moments of the traditional Mercè, a solemn event marked by the musical performances of the Minstrels of Camí Ral, forty musicians who come together every year to play for the Mercè (they don’t play together on any other occasion, except for extremely special events) and, more specifically, to play the specific dances of each of the traditional figures and groups that take part in the event. Once they’ve danced, the figures and groups still do an additional circuit of the square while the fireworks that mark the official start of the festivities are thrown from the roof of City Hall.

Friday 22 September

Friday at 7.45 pm

Free Admission