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Ceremonial Hanging of the Banner of St Eulalia

February 12 at 12.00 noon
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

Ceremonial hanging of the banner of St Eulàlia from the main balcony of the Town Hall, performed by the Mayor and the rest of the City Council, followed by a dance by the giant Laia de Barcelona in the Town Hall courtyard.

Floral tributes to Santa Eulàlia

February 12 at 7.15 p.m.
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

The giant Laia lays a floral tribute before an image of St Eulàlia along Baixada de Santa Eulàlia street. An unusual event in a brand-new format, online only.

Protocols de l'Àliga de la Ciutat

Àliga
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

A traditional ceremony known as the Protocols de l’Àliga la Ciutat, held in the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar church, with the solemn entry of the Àliga [the figure of an eagle] to the sound of the Marxa de l’Àliga de la Ciutat, with dancing from the Lleó de Barcelona [the figure of a lion], the Gegants de Santa Maria del Mar and as on this occasion only, the Gegants de la Ciutat [‘gegants’ means ‘giants’], and to conclude, the Ball de l’Àliga de la Ciutat [the Dance of the Eagle] that dates back to the 18th century in front of the altar above the presbytery. It commemorates the honour bestowed on the Àliga - the privilege of dancing on holy ground.

Music procession with bands and a demonstration of lacemaking

Bandes
Banda Simfònica Roquetes-Nou Barris de Barcelona, Banda del Col·legi del Pare Manyanet and Associació Catalana de puntaires

Parades featuring the following bands: Roquetes de Nou Barris de Barcelona Symphony Band and the Pare Manyanet Association Band, plus a lace making demonstration, with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia Festivities.

Festa Bastonera de Santa Eulàlia<br> <em>(‘Stick Dancing’ Festival)</em>

Bastoners
Coordinadora de Ball de Bastons de Catalunya - Territorial de la Regió de Barcelona

Video highlights from the Festa Bastonera, with performances and a procession of Barcelona's own stick-dancing groups, plus groups from other towns; with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia festivities.

Fire run for kids

Bèsties petites
Agrupació del Bestiari Popular i Festiu de Catalunya - Territorial del Barcelonès

Video highlights of the performance by Barcelona's children’s bestiari groups in the fire run for young devils and beasts, the percussion groups participating in the fire run and in the Els batecs de la Laia [drumming]; with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia Festivities.

Choral, symphony orchestra and CLAVÉRock concert from the Clavé Federation of Choirs for Santa Eulàlia 2021

Cant coral
Clavé Federation of Choirs

The Clavé Federation of Choirs has recorded an exclusive videoclip of the Sopa de Cabra hit, Camins, for Santa Eulàlia 2021. An event in preparation of the Clavé 2024 bicentenary.

Taking part are the Àurea Rosa Clavé - Espiga XXI Girls Choir, the Gràcia Chamber Symphony and the Rock de Montesquiu Municipal Band. It will be conducted by the federation’s chair, Bruno Nájera.

An orchestra arrangement from the maestro Pablo González, the conductor of the VOZES orchestra.

Sound engineering: Sonology Events

Editing and Production: Quimera.cat

Santa Eulàlia choral concerts

Cant coral
Given by the Catalan Federation of Choral Associations

The Catalan Federation of Choral Associations (FCEC) is taking part in the Santa Eulàlia festivities for the first time, offering a series of performances recorded during the lockdown. Audiences will be treated to concerts from the Barcelona Rainbow Singers Choral Group, the Barcelona LGBTIQA+ Choir, which has been singing for diversity for 10 years, and the Orfeó Atlàntida Youth Choir, created to give young people a space for enjoying music. The federation, which brings together close to four-hundred and fifty choral associations from all around Catalonia, is also offering a generous selection of performances from other member choirs: Selection of choral concerts from FCEC members

 

Presentation and lockdown performance of the Barcelona Rainbow Singers:

 

Latest public performance of the Cor Jove de l’Orfeó Atlàntida:

Diada Castellera de Santa Eulàlia

Castellers
Coordinadora de Colles de Castellers de la Ciutat de Barcelona

Video highlights of the Santa Eulàlia Diada Castellera, featuring the city’s following groups of Castellers [Castellers are groups of people who build human towers that are called ‘castells’ - castles]: Castellers de Barcelona, Castellers de Sants, Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia, Castellers del Poble-sec, Castellers de la Sagrada Família, Colla Jove de Barcelona, Castellers de Sarrià and Esquerdats de l’Eixample; with pictures from previous year’s Santa Eulàlia festivities.

Santa Eulàlia Fire Run

Correfoc
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

Video highlights of the traditional Santa Eulàlia fire run with the following Ciutat Vella devil and fire beast groups: Diables del Barri Gòtic, Diables del Raval, Diables Tarascaires, Arpella del barri Gòtic, Bou de Barcelona, Drac de Ciutat Vella, Mulassa de Barcelona, Tarasca de Barcelona and Víbria de Barcelona; with pictures of previous year’s Santa Eulàlia Festivities.

EULÀLIA, poetry from the story of Santa Eulàlia

February 12 at 8 p.m.
Esbart Ciutat Comtal
Esbart Ciutat Comtal

Audio-visual documentary explaining, through dance and music, the legend of St Eulàlia, Barcelona’s co-patron saint, through the Esbart Ciutat Comtal show EULÀLIA, which is performed every year in the Cathedral of Barcelona.

Collection of images from the Esbart Santa Eulàlia and the Esbart Català de Dansaires

Esbart Santa Eulàlia
Esbart Català de Dansaires i Esbart Santa Eulàlia

 Video summary of the Ball de Santa Eulàlia de l’Esbart Santa Eulàlia and the performances of the Esbart Català de Dansaires; with images of the Santa Eulàlia Festival of other years.

Displays by children and young people’s traditional Catalan dance groups

Esbarts dansaires infantils i juvenils
Agrupament d'esbarts

Video highlights of the performances given by Barcelona’s children and young people’s traditional Catalan dance groups: Esbart Català de Dansaires, Esbat Ciutat Comtal, Esbart Sant Martí de Barcelona, Esbart Maragall, Esbart Sant Jordi, Esbart Gaudí, Esbart Joventut Nostra and Ballets de Catalunya; with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia festivities.

Gathering of giants from local associations and more

Gegantons
Coordinadora de Geganters de Barcelona

Video highlights of music processions and dances featuring giants and similar figures from Barcelona’s giant and school groups, with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia festivities.

Passejada de les Laies, Ball de Eulàlia Dance and floral tributes

Les Laies
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

Video highlighting one of the oldest ceremonies from the Santa Eulàlia Festivities: the Passejada de les Laies, a gathering and parade of exclusively female giants from Ciutat Vella, which includes the Ball de Santa Eulàlia, a dance performed by two giants from Plaça Nova (the hundred-year-old giant Laieta, and the new giant called Laia) and the laying of a floral tribute before an image of St Eulàlia; with pictures of previous years’ Santa Eulàlia Festivities.

Young devils’ fire run

Petits diables
Coordinadora de Colles de Diables i Bèsties de Foc de Barcelona i Federació de Diables de la Ciutat de Barcelona

Video highlights of the performance by Barcelona's children’s bestiari groups in the fire run for young devils and beasts, and the percussionist groups in the fire run and in the Els batecs de la Laia [drumming]; with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia Festivities.

Santa Eulàlia Virtual Tour

Ruta eulalienca
Associació Cultural Joan Amades

The Joan Amades Cultural Association will be explaining the legend of the saint as recounted in the collected works of Joan Amades, and exploring her role as Barcelona’s co-patron saint. Four sessions will be given via the Zoom app.

Registrations:

Session 1, 12/2/2021, - 17.00 h
https://forms.gle/8PvvzbjtV1xPKrUy7

Session 2, 12/2/2021, - 19.00 h
https://forms.gle/axfSqqC1sbKnDV8g7

Session 3, 13/2/2021, - 17.00 h
https://forms.gle/XhiteK8jM3FVvHtm7

Session 4, 13/2/2021, - 19.00 h
https://forms.gle/My6j7rgbZbKjnxhS9

Audició i ballada de sardanes de Santa Eulàlia 2021: traditional dancing and music

February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sardanes
Agrupació Cultural Folklòrica de Barcelona i Colles sardanistes de Barcelona

Sardanes performed by the La Principal del Llobregat dance group, set to a collection of musical pieces dedicated to St Eulàlia, Barcelona and other themes linked with Santa Eulàlia, as well as a dance of a very typical sardanist grup from Barcelona.

Seguici de Santa Eulàlia and Gathering of the Gegants de Ciutat Vella

Seguici de Santa Eulàlia
Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Tradicional de la Barcelona Vella

Video footage of the highlights of the Gathering of the Gegants de Ciutat Vella - from the very first Santa Eulàlia Festivities in 1983 - and the Seguici de Santa Eulàlia, and the entire Seguici Popular de Barcelona [giants, beasts both real and mythical, and other figures associated with the city], giants’ groups from all around Barcelona together with guest groups from other towns, the procession and finally dancing from the giant Laia, the Àliga de la Ciutat, the Gegants de la Ciutat and the Ball de Santa Eulàlia dance with the Gegants de la Plaça Nova, with pictures from previous years’ Santa Eulàlia Festivities.