Saturday, 5 December 2009

The Event Calendar for December 2009 by

The Event Calendar has a focus on activities typical for the Catalan popular culture and is presented under the headlines Human Towers, Festa Major, Other Events and Exhibitions.

General information can be found at the end of this entry.

Castells/Castellers (Human Towers) and Falcons

The castellers and falcons season is over for 2009 and until April next year, there will be very few opportunities to see these arts performed in public. However, some teams keep practising during the winter and usually allow non-members in to watch.

Festa Major - Town Festivities

Due to the abundance of Christmas related events, December is a month with very few festes majors.

December 8-11; Cambrils (Baix Camp, TGN): Festa Major d’Hivern

Other events

December 6; Spain: Dia de la Constitució Espanyola (Public Holiday - if not already on a Sunday).

December 6; Canyelles (Garraf, BCN) holds its annual Fira de Santa Llúcia – a Christmas fair.

December 8: Spain: Dia de la Puríssima Concepció (Public Holiday). Most companies are closed also on December 7, a so called pont (bridge).

December 13: Catalonia: 161 municipalities hold a non-official referendum (consulta popular) on whether Catalonia is to be independent from Spain. In the Penedès area this will happen in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf), Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès (the two in Alt Penedès), l’Arboç (Baix Penedès) and Els Hostalets de Pierola and Els Prats de Rei (the two in Anoia).

December 25: Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

December 26; Catalonia: Festa de Sant Esteve (Public Holiday)

December 28; Catalonia: Dia dels Sants Innocents: This is a day of practical jokes, of which the most common one is to stick a little paper figure on somebody’s back.


‘Eros+Ismes: L’erotisme i la subjectivitat creativa’ - erotic art at La Sala in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Until December 13.

'Surge et Ambula' the jubilee exhibition to the 125 anniversary of the Victor Balaguer Museum of Vilanova. Until March 25, 2010.

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The Wirdheim.CAT Event Calendar is a summary of events where I will go, or at least could think of going, but can hopefully help other expats and tourists when they explore Catalonia. It is biased towards the Penedès area (including Sitges), but will also list manifestations of popular culture and other activities taking place in Barcelona, along the Costa Daurada and in the rest of the Catalan speaking world.

This entry will be up-dated whenever I learn about new things, since (compared to my native Sweden) here information about what will happen tends to come late. To the greatest extent possible will I link back to official pages (usually in Catalan) for information on time and locations but can not guarantee the correctness of the data presented.

Further information on castells/castellers (human tower) performances can be found under the tag ‘Properes Actuacions‘at the Coordinadora de les Colles Castelleres de Catalunya, or in the Calendari’ at

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