Sunday, 17 May 2009

Castellers Promoting the Vegueria Penedès

The Castellers de Vilafranca are the best in Catalonia but they are only one of many well established colles here in the Penedès region. Today five of them met in the Plaça de la Vila of Vilafranca del Penedès. Like with many neighbours, these colles do not always have the best feelings for each other, but this time they decided to come together and show their support for the campaign vegueria pròpia.

I cannot claim to have seen anything extraordinary today (but I, admittedly missed the last human tower by the Castellers de Vilafranca). Having said that, last year I took the family to Vilafranca to see castells on the Diada de Sant Fèlix, when the Plaça de la Vila - la més castellera - was so crowded that we gave up trying to enter with our push chair, so this time we truly enjoyed the calmer atmosphere.

In this entry you will find photos of the Xicots de Vilafranca, the Minyons de l'Arboç and the Jove de Sitges, followed by video clips of the Castellers de Vilafranca, the Bordegassos deVilanova, the Xicots de Vilafranca and the Jove de Sitges.

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