Festivals and traditions by district

festa major

Festa major de Sant Antoni

Its festa major, held in honour of Sant Antoni - St Anthony-, marks the start of the city's celebration calendar.
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Festa major del Pi o de Sant Josep Oriol

The Pi neighbourhood's festa major, also known as the Festa de Sant Josep Oriol, is held round 23 March in the streets and squares surrounding the local church, Santa Maria del Pi.

Christmas cycle

The Christmas cycle is a period that runs from the Feast of St Nicholas - 6 December- to Candlemas -2 February-, which is when the nativity scenes are taken apart.
gegants ciutat

Festes de la Mercè

The festival of Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona, is celebrated each year around the 24th of September in squares and streets across the city. It is a intense festival, chock-full of diverse cultural activities for all ages.
Nit de Sant Joan

Nit de Sant Joan

The St. John’s Eve celebrations, are held across the country and take many forms. In Barcelona everyone celebrates in their own way, with neighbours, friends and families getting together for an evening meal, to play music and light bonfires.
Setmana Santa

Setmana Santa

Holy Week, consists of a series of religious celebrations in the last week of Lent, between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

Sant Jordi

St. George, is the patron saint of Catalonia and the Diada de Sant Jordi, St George’s Day, is a festive occasion that, over the years, has become a celebration of Catalan culture.

Festa major del Rectoret

The residents association, in collaboration with other neighbourhood organisations, then draws up a programme for the second Saturday in June, which includes talks, concerts, workshops, children's entertainment and communal meals.