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Upcoming events until the end of 2015..
Hispanic Day is a national public holiday in Spain on October 12. Public life is generally quiet and many businesses and other organizations are closed. Many stores are closed but some bakers and food stores may be open. Public transport services generally run to a reduced schedule, although there may be no services in rural areas.
The International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival has been held in the town of Torelló (Barcelona) since 1983. The event is a founding member of the International Alliance for Mountain Film, an association of festivals around the world, whose main aim is to present and promote mountain film productions. This is one of the most important festivals in its genre. Every year the best films on mountain-related activities and nature compete for festival awards. Apart from the projections, there are exhibitions and other activities related to mountaineering during the festival.
Fira de Santa Llucia is the biggest Christmas market in Barcelona. It is on “Avenida de la Catedral” in front of Barcelona’s cathedral in the Gothic area of Barcelona’s old city. There are 287 market stalls selling Christmas figurines including the famous Caganar and Christmas nativity scenes, moss, Christmas trees and other Christmas handcrafts.
late November –late December
Pla de la Seu & Avda de la Cathedral
This market runs around the gardens outside the Sagrada Familia. It is more spread out than the Fira de Santa Llúcia but it has similar products on offer. As it is smaller than the Fira de Santa Llucia it is not quite as atmospheric. However, sitting at the foot of the Sagrada Familia it makes for an impressive setting and offers the opportunity to see the building and the market in one trip.
Placa Sagrada Familia, Eixample
The Spanish and Catalans celebrate Christmas with their own special traditions and customs which are centered around 6th January which is Three Kings Day. In Barcelona and Spain we celebrate Christmas Day on 25th of December (El dia de Nadal or El día de Navidad) with a Christmas lunch, but the biggest Christmas Celebrations in Barcelona and in Spain are on the 6th of January, when the Three Kings (Tres Reis Mags) arrive loaded with presents for the children. Around Christmas time there are things to do like visit Christmas markets, ice skating on placa Catalunya, christmas shopping and ofcourse the Barcelona Christmas lights.
25.12.2015 / 06.01.2015
New Years Eve in Barcelona
New Year’s Eve in Barcelona, Nochevieja in Spanish and Cap d’Any in Catalan, can be celebrated in various locations and ways around the city. There isn’t any single destination where every person celebrating the turn of the year in Barcelona should be going.
On La Nochevieja, which means ‘the old night’ in Spanish, families and friends often gather together to enjoy a late meal, the last one of the year, before hitting the big parties. According to Spanish tradition, you’re supposed be wearing red underwear and eat twelve grapes at midnight, at every chime of the clock in the countdown to midnight. These two are said to bring good luck. If you want a New years Countdown that you won’t forget, you should go to the Magic Fountain at Montjuic.