The civilization of a
people is also defined by its festivals: they pertain to the culture
of leisure, entertainment, and participation. They are often a
part of tradition and history. The passage of time has changed
many habits and extinguished many customs, but festivals are kept
alive and modified to adapt to new circumstances.
Whether age-old or newly instilled, festivals break the working routine, mark milestones in the yearly cycle and serve as a valve for channelling personal and collective expression and expansion. They may take the form of fairs, pilgrimages at local shrines, banquets, marches, contests, dances, musical events, processions, representations, shows, or popular celebrations. They may be rural, pastoral, maritime, urban, commercial, gastronomic, folkloric, religious, civic, or simply for fun. There are all kinds of festivals, in all sorts of settings and to suit every fancy.
Fireworks competition: The 26th of july, the town of Blanes celebrate its festivals where the International Fireworks Competition stands out.
Girona - Flowerstime:
From may 11th to may 19th thiis year 2002
Saint Gil's Pilgrimage:
The great holiday of the shepherds.
Fairs and Festivals of Saint Narcissus:
During nine days the city lives a festival atmosphere. Daily they are many the activities that are organized while the fair attractions occupy the park of the Devesa.
Wintertime Festivals in Ribes de Freser:
In St Valentine's day, a lot of skiers meet in the wintertime Festivals.
Main Festival of the Mare de Deu del Carme:
The most important festival of the year with wide program.
Small Festival of Sant Vicenç:
Holiday of the Patron Saint.