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Sant Antoni Abat, president of the ‘Setmana dels Barbuts’

Mid-January brings some of the coldest days of the year, a period which has been popularly dubbed as the ‘Setmana dels Barbuts’ [week of the bearded ones]. The days of 15, 16 an 17 January have come to be termed thus as the iconography representing...

Porca de Sant Antoni

Here's What's New for the 2020 Sant Antoni Festa Major

Annual festival. From 18 to 26 January, the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni celebrates the first of the city's annual festivals. This year, the daughter of La Porca, who turns 25 years old, will be presented!

The Three Kings arrive in Barcelona

As they do every year, the Three Kings of the Orient will arrive in Barcelona on the afternoon of 5 January, accompanied by the traditional cortege of magic creatures.

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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.
Sant Antoni

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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