Sunday 9, 10.30 am, gathering at Plaça Reial; 11.30 am, start of the entourage
Dance of St Eulalia Festivities and wreath-laying ceremony, 12 pm, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia
Dances of Laia, the Eagle and City giants, and St Eulalia's Dance, 1.15 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume.
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
The giants of all of Barcelona’s giant festival groups along with their guests will meet for 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 giant Laia and the St Eulàlia banner will lead the parade, followed by the Barcelona Communal Retinue, the City’s Giants, the Eagle, the Lion and the other members of the city's traditional animal figures. Then, led by the Gegants del Pi and the Gegants de la Plaça Nova, the other giants, dwarfs and smaller giants gathered in the square will join the Retinue, carrying on to Plaça de Sant Jaume.