Sunday 10, 11 h,
plaça de Sant Jaume
For the St Eulàlia festivities, traditional popular culture takes to the streets of Barcelona to celebrate the winter annual festival.
At the forefront of this celebration will be the youngest members of the festival groups and all types of associations that dance and make creatures dance, such as giants (gegants), dragons, devils, folk-dance groups, the Àliga de la Ciutat (City Eagle) and the small giant Laia, among many more of our festive figures. In addition, the Castellers (human towers) de Barcelona will be opening the new season and the Bastoneres (stick dancing) groups have invited dancers from all around to celebrate the first ever Day of Stick Dancing in the St. Eulàlia festivities.
This year, the city will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the new Giants of the Casa de la Caritat, which coincides with the 160-year celebrations of the old Giants. We can see them on display at the Palau de la Virreina, accompanied by Carnival giants and Corpus Christi giants from other parts of Catalonia and the region of Valencia.