Many Catalan festivals have been in recorded existence for more than 600 years, and have also been given a religious signification.
Often, Catalan festivals are based around the Agricultural calendar, the seasons of the year and the Equinox cycles. For the people of a town, the most important events at a Catalan festival are the folkloric festival elements such as Human Castles, Giants, Big headed dwarfs, fire devils and folkloric dancing.
They are colourful and magical times, when kids, teenagers, adults and grandparents are all out on the street celebrating.
Catalan festivals are an incredible way to integrate with local culture. Find out more about private tours to Catalan festivals from Barcelona.