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Twenty things you didn’t know about Sant Joan flat cake

Cocas made with fruit and pine nuts, accompanied by a good cava or muscatel wine, are an essential part of the eve of Sant Joan. And, as with any traditional food, “coca” has a long history behind it, packed with stories and variations well worth...

The mysterious origins of the Dancing Egg

A form of entertainment with Arab origins? A celebration of the height of spring? A custom imported from Italy? Both the origin and the meaning of the Dancing Egg, the most popular feature of the Corpus Christi festivities in Barcelona, are difficult...

What do we celebrate on Whit Monday?

Monday 10 June is Whit Monday, a festival that is not celebrated in the same way throughout Catalonia. As each local authority can chose, some make it a public holiday but others don’t.