It has been a while since I last wrote in this blog. I have really missed it and here I am again with some “party recipes” for you all…
As many of you probably know the 24th September is the day of ‘La Mercé’, it’s a local holiday and the school will be closed too. But you won’t get bored all this weekend and all next week
Since the Virgin of La Mercè was declared the patron saint of the city by the Pope of Vatican; Barcelona began to celebrate a festival in the month of September. The reason seems to be the end of the summer… let’s say, a reason to party… you know at the end of May there are lots of Festivals because of the beginning of the summer and now because of the end of the summer…
Excuses to party, something that Spanish people are good in, so why not join and enjoy with them?
The festival of ‘La Mercé’ is held in a large number of public places and it’s all for FREE!!!
Starting today, Friday 19th September until Sunday 28th September, there will be more than 600 events in Barcelona; concerts, traditional music, dance, theatre, cinemas, street shows, circus and different catalan sports. The most traditional activities of La Mercè are Catalan popular culture; the Sardana dance, the human castles (or ‘Castellers’) and ‘devils’ from all around Catalonia.
Here I have some tips for you:
- You should not miss “Els Castellers” (human towers), a Catalan tradition, at “Placa Sant Jaume” on 21st September at 12 pm. To have a better idea of what it is, just look at the impressive picture aside!
- BAM, the Festival of the last music tendences which will be held in different parts of Barcelona, at “Placa dels Angels” on 23rd September at 10.15 pm for hip-hop and soul lovers; at ‘Fabra i Coats’ on 19th September at 12am for rock and reggae lovers; at “Parc del Fórum” on 20th September at 12.30 am for electronic lovers and so on…
- “La cabalgata de los gigantes”, at “Plaza de la Universidad” on 24th September at 18 pm. The traditional ‘human gigants’ will parade from this spot.
- The “Sardanas”, traditional Catalan dance, at “Plaza Sant Jaume” on 20th September at 6 pm.
- The “Correfoc”, the craziest of all parties! Are you ready to dance under the dragons and demons as they spit fire over you? Remember to bring clothes to cover you. Hats and protective glasses are a must!
- For the ones who like Circus, you can go to Castell Montjuic on 20th and 21st September at 11 am to 9.30 pm.
Not to forget that all museums are open for free on Wednesday 24th September!!!
There are so many activities, that it is impossible to write everything, so you can all check this website for the programme or you can always come to reception and ask me.
So now is your time to decide which spectacles you want to join!