Personatges i elements festius


The caganer, literally the "crapper" or the "shitter", is one of the most popular and characteristic figures in the pessebre, the Catalan nativity scene.
Literatura carnavalesca

Carnival literature

Carnival literature is expressed through proclamations, sermons, testimonies, speeches, and so on.
Acordió diatònic

Diatonic accordion

In folk music, especially music with roots in the Pyrenees, the diatonic accordion is the most traditional and most widely used type.


The fiscorn has the deepest sound of all the brass instruments in a cobla. It is similar to a trumpet but slightly bigger and not as strident.


Today this wind instrument made of wood is the unmistakable accompaniment to the castellers, popular dances, and the giant festival figures.
home dels nassos

Home dels Nassos

On the last day of the year, children are made to believe that in the streets they will find a man "with as many noses as there are days in the year": the Man of the Noses.


Nadales are traditional songs that refer to Christmas. The Christmas song book is one of the most extensive in the repertoire of popular Catalan songs.
Ou com balla

Ou com balla

The dancing egg is a phenomenon, around the Feast of Corpus Christi in Barcelona, that has become a symbol identified with the festival in the city.

Palmes and palmons de Rams

Palmes and palmons are the crafted tender palm leaves that godparents give to their godchildren on Palm Sunday, the Dia de Rams.

Rei Carnestoltes

The Carnival King, is a fictitious character who presides over all the Carnival events. His character and clothes symbolise the wild character of the festival.