Fiestas in Catalunya

Fiestas from Catalunya including the Human Towers, Maundy Thursday, La Patum and Midsummer's Eve

Human Towers

Various dates and locations

The province of Tarragona is famous for its castellers festivals, where teams of men stand on each others' shoulders in an effort to build the highest human tower.

Each tower, which can be up to seven storeys high, is topped by a small boy called the anxaneta. Castellers can be seen in action in many towns, especially Vilafranca del Penedès and Valls.

Dance of Death - Verges, Girona

Maundy Thursday

Men dressed as skeletons perform a macabre dance.

St George's Day

23 April

Lovers give each other a rose and a book on the day of Catalunya's patron saint. The book is in memory of Cervantes who died on this day in 1616.

La Patum - Corpus Christi - Berga, Barcelona province

May / June

Giants, devils and bizarre monsters parade through the town.

Midsummer's Eve

23 June

Celebrated all over Catalunya with bonfires and fireworks.