11.30 am, start of the entourage procession Sunday
12.00 noon, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia: St Eulalia’s Dance performed by the New Giants of Plaça Nova and wreath-laying ceremony.
1.15 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume: Laia, City Eagle and City Giants dances, and St Eulalia's Dance, by the New Giants of Plaça Nova. Route: Plaça Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer dels Boters, Plaça Nova, Carrer del Bisbe, Carrer de Sant Sever, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume (arriving about 12.45 pm)
The giants of all Barcelona’s festival giant groups, and one or more from outside the city will come together in this large gathering in Plaça Reial before joining the St Eulalia entourage. This is one of the oldest and most ceremonious events of the annual winter festival. The first gathering, held in 1983, with only two festival groups, was the beginning of the contemporary St Eulalia celebrations.
The small giantess Laia and the St Eulalia banner lead the street parade [cercavila], followed by the Eagle, the Lion and the other members of the historical and festive beasts. Then, led by the City Giants, the rest of the giants, dwarfs and small giants gathered on the square join the entourage, which will take them to Plaça de Sant Jaume. At 1.15 pm, Laia, the Eagle and the City Giants will perform their dances, followed by the New Giants of Plaça Nova performing St Eulalia’s dance.