Monday, February 13, 2017

Eulalia @ Barcelona

We normally shy away from major festivals because of the multitude of humanity and the astronomical hotel prices. By our usual fortuity, we find ourselves in Barcelona for the Festival of Saint Eulalia, one of Barcelona's patron saints; a children's holiday. What a relief, not too many drunkards to contend with. Boy, was I overwhelmed!

1. Granted Barcelona does not have a small population; however, for us tourists from the atomized land, the legions of residents who turned up for the festival were thoroughly impressive.
2. I remember seeing human towers/castles on TV as a young girl in Shanghai. Yet, in person!!! These people didn't just show up - I can just image the hours of practice.
3. The fireworks parade looks so much fun, my pyromaniac self was green with envy. We Chinese may have invented gun powder, but the Europeans certainly put it to good use.

To think this is a minor festival for Barcelona???!!!

St Eulalia herself as a Gigante (Giant with a paper maché head).
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Gigantes parades.
St Eulalia Festival - Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

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Fireworks Parades.
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Castellers (human towers).
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain





2 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow, super fireworks! Those gigantes seem to be popular in Spain, I encountered them at a religius festival in Toledo.

Unknown said...

The children must be fascinated by all of it!