Sunday 10, 10.30 am, gathering at Plaça Reial; 11.30 am, start of the entourage
Dance of St Eulalia Festivities and wreath-laying ceremony, 12 pm, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia
Dances of Laia, the Eagle and City giants, and St Eulalia's Dance, 1.15 pm, Plaça de Sant Jaume.
Route: Plaça Reial, Passatge de Colom, La Rambla (uphill side), Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Plaça de la Cucurulla, Carrer dels Boters, Plaça Nova, carrer del Bisbe, Carrer de Sant Sever, Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume (arriving about 12.45 pm)
The giants of all the giant festival groups of Barcelona along with their guests will meet for this large gathering in Plaça Reial before joining the St Eulalia entourage. This is one of the oldest and most ceremonious events of the annual winter festival. The first gathering, held in 1983, with only two festival groups, was the beginning of the revived contemporary St Eulalia celebrations.
The small giant Laia and the St Eulàlia banner lead the street parade, followed by the Eagle, the Lion and the other members of the historical and festive beasts. Then, led by the City Giants, the rest of the giants, dwarfs and small giants gathered on the square join the entourage, which will take them to Plaça de Sant Jaume. At around 1.15 pm, Laia, the Eagle and the City Giants will perform their dances, followed by the New Giants of Plaça Nova performing St Eulalia’s dance.