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Festivals and Holidays

Overview of public holidays and festive days The Catalans like to celebrate. Whether it’s the name day of their holy city or the beginning of spring, the people fill the streets with color, music and entertainment for young and old. The various festivals and holidays reflect the Spanish, Catalan and Barcelonian traditions. The costliest celebrations […]

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September – La Mercè

24 September is the day of the Holy Mercè, Holy patron of Barcelona. This week the city festival is celebrated with many concerts (free), and parades of giant figures, fireworks, Correfocs.

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September – Catalan National Day (September 11)

The “Diada” is the National Day of Catalonia. On this day Catalonia thinks of its defeat to the forces of King Philip V of Borbón and that from then Catalonia was no longer an independent nation. Many events are held throughout Catalonia.

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