The Feast of Santa Eulalia

If you are in Barcelona this weekend, you will encounter the many activities organised for the Festival of Santa Eulalia.

The feast day of Eulalia is Feb 12th and Les Festes de Santa Eulalia takes place over 4 days around this date. Eulalia is the co-patron of Barcelona, along with Our Lady of Mercy who’s feast day is September 24th. Eulalia is also called The Child Saint and so her festival is a major festival for children. There are over one hundred activities arranged in the city during the festival and many of these are aimed for children.

The festival begins Thursday Feb 12th at 9.45 in Plaza de Sant Jaume with the traditional  declaration read from the balcony of City Hall by children from the city. Also in Plaza de Sant Jaume at 6pm there will be a traditional Sardana. At 7pm there will be a Meeting of the Giants in Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol.

One of the most important and solemn events of the festival is the concert held in the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar on Friday evening at 9.30pm. There will also be fireruns, castellers (human castles – I can’t wait to see this!!!), live music in the streets and museums and exhibitions open especially to tie in with the festivities. If you want more information on the different events taking place in Barcelona this weekend check out

http://barcelona.fiestas.net/?programa=santa-eulalia-2009-barcelona-16302&dia=1234699200

http://w3.bcn.es/V01/Serveis/Noticies/V01NoticiesLlistatNoticiesCtl/0,2138,1653_1802_2_730649026,00.html?bcnAccessible=true&accio=detall&home=HomeBCN

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~ by barca2and4elly on February 11, 2009.

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