Catalan Festivals and Celebrations

In Catalonia there are celebrations, festivities and cultural events all year long. Most of them are held outdoors because of the warm weather. In spring and summer, villages and towns celebrate a lot of interesting local parties in the open air, especially in public places so as to make those celebrations as popular and lively as possible.

European Balloon Festival 2016 in Igualada, Spain, by Gil Ricart
Roser Festivities in Vallbona d’Anoia 2016 by Josep Borràs

Saint Johns’s Eve in La Pobla de Claramunt 2016 by Miquel Robert

The Erasmus Creativity Club students in Vallbona d’Anoia became cultural reporters during the summer of 2016 by shooting amazing photographs. A small selection of them will be displayed in the exhibition of cultural photographs in Vikeså, Norway. The photographs which have not been selected for Norway will be published here in the near future. However, not only did our students take photographs, but also they did nice videos to illustrate those local traditions and celebrations.

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We have made a selection of these videos. We hope you enjoy them.

European Balloon Festival in Igualada by Gerard Lozano

Evening and Night Celebrations by Carmen Parada

Catalan Traditions and Celebrations by Aina Martin

Outdoor spring and summer celebrations in Hostalets de Pierola by Ilènia Llamas

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