Festes de Santa Eulàlia
· When? From 8 to February 17,,2018
The contemporary version of the Feast of Santa Eulàlia marks its 35th anniversary with a great celebration of popular traditional culture, which awakens once more to demonstrate its vitality and creative force.
The event also pays tribute to Maria Aurèlia Capmany, one of those who led the moviment to revive these celebrations on the centenary of her birth. Barcelona’s great winter festivity also celebrates the return of a casteller group, the Castellers de Sarrià who, after an absence lasting fourteen years, once again open the season with the city’s other colles.
At Saint Eulàlia, led by the giantess Laia and with the emphasis very much on younger participants, the streets of Barcelona are filled with festive tradition: giants and giantesses, devils, dancers, dragons, eagles, lions and, most especially, mules from all over Catalonia, brought together this year in an exhibition at the Palau de la Virreina to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Mulassa mule of Barcelona.
Check the fair program here.
Source: La meva Barcelona