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Giants and Big Heads in Barcelona


During the summer months, Catalan towns brim with festivals.  Giants and big-heads (gegants i capgrossos) make their grand appearance  along with human castles, fireworks, correfocs (fire run), all accompanied by dancing and general exuberance.  The not-to-miss festival in Barcelona is La Mercè, held in September.



Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture.

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  1. Debbie, here’s the story I wrote based on the festival information you shared here. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share if you like with a link to my blog. Thanks again for letting me borrow a picture.


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