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Why Do Leap Years Exist?

A leap year adds an extra day to the calendar. Why? What day is added: the 24th or the 29th of February?

Vella Quaresma

Who is the Vella Quaresma?

The “Vella Quaresma” (Old Mother Lent) is a seven-legged woman with a cod and a basket who represents the period running up to Holy Week.

Fourth edition of Cod Route

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...

Three different versions of the legend of St Eulalia

Despite the most commonly associated number with the legend of St Eulalia being 13, in Barcelona there are a total of three different versions of the saint’s life and miracles: with two dances and a night guided tour.

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in 1993 and contains the city's festival imagery, historical figures like the Gegants del Pi and others recreated from historical documents.


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