The Wirdheim.cat Event Calendar has a focus on activities typical for the Catalan popular culture and is presented under the headlines
General information can be found at the end of this entry.
April 11: At 12:30 in the intersection between Rambla Principal and Avinguda Francesc Macià in Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN)
Participants: Bordegassos de Vilanova, Castellers de Sabadell
April 11: A Day of
Participants: Castellers de Vila de Gràcia, Colla Joves Xiquets de Tarragona, Minyons de Terrassa,
April 11: A Day of
Participants: Castellers de Badalona, Castellers de Caldes de Montbui, Castellers de Poble-sec, Castellers de Terrassa
April 18: The Festa Major of la Sagrada Familia (City of
Participants: Castellers de la Sagrada Familia, Castellers de Poble-sec,
April 23: The Day of Sant Jordi celebrations in
Participants: Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona, Xiquets del Serrallo, Xiquets de Tarragona,
April 23: The Day of Sant Jordi celebrations in Mataró (BCN) Participants: Capgrossos de Mataró
April 25: The 38th Anniversary of the Bordegassos in Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN)
Participants: Bordegassos de Vilanova, Castellers de Barcelona, Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls,
Festa Major (Town Festivities) and Folkculture
April 2: At 19:00, Good Friday procession (viacrucis) in Roquetes (Sant Pere de Ribes (BCN))
April 2: At 22:00, Good Friday procession (viacrucis) in Cubelles (BCN)
April 22: At 19:30 in La Sala of Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN): A workshop in Catalan on the topic: What do dragons eat?
April 14-18: La Mostra - the annual childrens theatre festival of Igualada (BCN).
April 16: At 20:00, in the Melià Hotel of Sitges (BCN): La Nit de l'Empresa, the annual dinner of the Garraf - Penedès Business Association ADEG.
April 22-23: The Vilanova i la Geltrú version of the "Day for the Catalan language" starts with litterary presentations on April 22, at 19:30 in Casa Olivella at the plaça de la Vila. During April 23, there will be several activities around the town, among them the reading of a manifest related to the campaign "En català, naturalment".
April 23: the Day of Sant Jordi (Saint George – Patron Saint of
April 23: Escena BCN at Sant Jordi Club – a joint concert by 15 bands singing in Catalan (the so called Rock Català, currently in a very good shape), among them Els Amics de les Arts.
April 25: The 4th round of referenda on the independence of Catalonia, organized by so called platforms. This is the biggest round so far, with 212 Catalan municipalities taking part, among them Girona, Lleida,
- Garraf: Sant Pere de Ribes
- Alt Penedès: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Santa Margarida i els Monjos, Font-Rubí, La Granada, Mediona, Puigdàlber, St. Cugat Sesgarrigues, Sant Martí Sarroca, Sant Pere de Riubitlles, Subirats, Torrelavit, Vilobí del Penedès.
- Baix Penedès: Bonastre
- Anoia: Igualada, L’Espelt (Òdena), Capellades, Castellolí, Jorba, Sant Martí Sesgueioles, Vallbona d’Anoia.
April 25: The International Dance Day
April 27: At 20:00, Ernest Benach, president of the parliament of Catalonia, presents his book “Política 2.0” at Vinseum in Vilafranca del Penedès (BCN).
'Surge et Ambula' the jubilee exhibition to the 125th anniversary of the Victor Balaguer Museum of Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN):
April 16 - May 2: at La Sala of Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN): 30 anys portant el drac
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True, this entry was published after the Good Friday viacrucis took place, but I want to keep these events for the records.
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
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 LaMalla.cat/castellers.
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