Friday, 19 August 2011

Sitges Looking Forward to Festa Major Season in Spite of Budget Cuts

Sitges (Garraf) is about to enter its season of town festivals – first the big Festa Major in honour of Sant Bartomeu (August 20-26) and then the Festa Major Petita in honour of Santa Tecla (September 22-23).

This year, the joint budget for the two events will be Euro 300.000, a reduction with 50.000 compared to last year. The poster for Sant Bartomeu has been designed by the Swiss artist Pere Stämpli, since it is now 40 years since he made his first connections with Sitges, where he now has an important role in the local cultural life. From Sant Bartomeu and onwards the restored dragon (drac) of the town will reappear in the performance parades (cercaviles).

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Read more in Catalan: Diari de Vilanova and Vilanova Digital

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