Festes de Santa Eulàlia 2019
Santa Eulàlia Festivities
Les Festes de Santa Eulàlia (Santa Eulàlia Festivities), the traditional winter Festivities of Barcelona are arriving! They date back to the legend of the 2nd patron saint of the city, Eulàlia. This year the festival is divided in 2 different weekends: from February 8 to 12 you can enjoy the festivities itself and from February 15 to 17 you can visit Llum BCN, the anual festival of light. If you are planning to come to Barcelona, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
Les Festes de Santa Eulàlia are held every year around February 12, they represent a reencounter of the city with traditional popular culture.. It is a festival of small format, full of very diverse popular culture activities for all ages. The most important events include "les Laies" procession, the retinue of Santa Eulàlia, human towers "castellers", sardana dances and correfoc (literally "running fire"), with the participation of traditional beasts, bonfires and devils, large and small. You can enjoy the activities of Festes de Santa Eulàlia in Ciutat Vella, mostly at Plaza Sant Jaume and in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. This year Llum BCN lights up the neighborhood of Poblenou, the weekend following the Festes de Santa Eulàlia with more than a dozen recognized artists of national and international scope will present their light shows.
Les Festes de Santa Eulàlia pay homage to Santa Eulàlia, patron saint of Barcelona until the 17th century. The legend explains that in the 4th century, it was ordered that all Christians in the empire would be persecuted. In Barcelona, many hid and a few fled. Eulàlia, a 13-year-old girl who lived in a farmhouse in Sarrià, showed great courage in presenting herself to the Dacian consul to rebel against such unjust acts. Eulàlia was imprisoned and punished, but she did not let herself be defeated and she fought so hard for her ideals that they ended up costing her life. Since then, that girl became a symbol of solidarity and defense of justice.