Celebrate Sa Pobla in Gracia, Barcelona

21st January 2010, Comments 0 comments

Gather on the streets in Garcia on 30 January for general merry-making as local residents pay tribute to Saint Anthony.

On 30 January 2010 or the last weekend of January, residents in Barcelona's Mallorcan district, Gràcia, celebrate Sa Pobla.

This festivity which pays tribute to the patron saint of animals, Saint Anthony, will see the Gràcia residents dressed up and gathered on the streets.  Listen as they sing verses in an old and harmonious dialect of Catalan which comes from the island of Majorca.

Festival-goers at Sa Pobla take the opportunity to gather around open fires and indulge in traditional Majorcan fare - a notable example is sobresada or a brioche with raw rich meat filling.

Bonfires are lit in the streets and festive onlookers make way for riotous processions of dancing devils and drummers. The residents are known for their raucousness during Sa Pobla and essentially anything goes.

When: 30 January 2010
Where: Gràcia

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