Children’s festival in Barcelona 2009

9th February 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Festes de Santa Eul

Barcelona's Children's Festival is held in celebration of Saint Eulàlia (La Laia) , the city's legendary child saint, a 13-year-old Roman Christian who was tortured during the persecution of Christians in the reign of emperor Diocletian.

Held from 12 to 15 February over a period of four days, the festival of Santa Eulàlia, also known as "La Laia" festival, see children perform around town, concentrated near the main Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia (La Seu) and the church of Santa Maria del Mar.

Thursday 12 February

9.45am - The start of celebrations with the Prego de la Laia at Pl. Sant Jaume
10am to 8pm - Open Day at the Town Hall Ajuntament
10.15am - The Laia ball with giants and big heads
11am -  Food and show at Pl. del Rei
11am -  Traditional dance class at Pl. del Rei
12pm and 6pm – Dancing at Palau de la Generalitat
3pm to 4.30pm - Children's Sardanes and dance display at Pl de Rei
6.30pm - Sardanes (traditional Catalan dance) at Pl. de Sant Jaume
7pm - Children's Chocolatada and Giants at Pl. de Sant Josep Oriol
7.30pm - The Laia parade at Pl. de Sant Josep Oriol
8.15pm - Ball at Pl. Sant Jaume

Friday 13 February

11am to 12pm and 6pm - Big Band concert at Pl. del Rei
6.30pm - Parade with Catalan music and giants at La Rambla-Pg Colon
7.30pm: Av del Catedral concert

Information supplied by Kids in Barcleona

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