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The Celtic origins of All Saints' Day

All Saints is one of a group of festivals, along with the Day of the Dead and Halloween, which all have a common origin: the beliefs of the Ancient Celts, which were partly based on remembering their dead.

The lost customs of All Saints’ Day in Barcelona

Would you like to take a walk around the lost Barcelona, accompanied by the explanations of historian Dani Cortijo and the 'Costumari Català’ (Catalan Customs) by Joan Amades?

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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in 1993 and contains the city's festival imagery, historical figures like the Gegants del Pi and others recreated from historical documents.

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