Its festa major, held in honour of Sant Antoni - St Anthony-, marks the start of the city's celebration calendar.
Festivals and traditions by district
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.