|August 21st to 27th - Fireworks|
|The Streets of Sitges|
Fiesta Mayor is when the town of Sitges hosts its annual festival in celebration of the patron saint, Sant Bartolomeu.
The Fiesta Mayor includes music, dance and parades, including a spectacular firework display which can be seen from all over the town, or, if you are lucky enough to own
a boat, from out at sea.
The acrobatics on the street is simply superb. The Castellers will often reach 4 stories high (that's a 6 person-high, human tower). People gather around them to form a human safety net. Sometimes they fall, but most of the time they perform spectacular shows that will take your breath away.
A small little child always winds up at the top. Depending on how good they are they can last for several seconds to a few minutes. Be sure to show your appreciation when they finish!
21st August - 22.30 - Official Opening - Parc de Can Bota
22nd August - 18.30 - The Dressing of the Moorish Giants
- 14.00 - Sardane Dancers - Cap de la Vila
- 14.15 - Dragons Parade - Starts at Pl. Ajuntament
- 17.45 - Human tower performance - Cap de la Vila
- 18.45 - Town Procesion - From Cap de la Vila
- 20.00 - Sardane Dancers - Cap de la Vila
- 23.00 - The Fireworks Display - Beachfront
24th August - 19.30 - Procession in honor of Saint Bartholomew
- Final dance of the beasts of fire and the Giants
27th August - 22.30 - Closing Ceremony - Sant Sebastian BeachVideo Guide
If you intend to take part in the festivities, it is wise to wear a hat and sunglasses to avoid the sparks...yes sparks....The whole even resembles New Year's eve in Amsterdam. (Those who have been there will know what I mean). Firecrackers are lit off left, right and centre with most emanating from the large dragon's mouth. Beware though, as this Dragon has been know to chase people right down the narrow streets of Sitges! Great fun to watch.
The fireworks display on the beach attracts more than half a million visitors to Sitges, the beaches are packed to capacity... so grab your space early and don't move out of the way for anyone... otherwise you will find your place is gone!
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