|La Festa Major de Sitges 2016
|Annual festival of Sitges near Barcelona
Event date: Friday 19th August to Friday 26th August 2016 - (to be confirmed)
La Fiesta Mayor de Sitges is the biggest annual festival in honour of Sant Bartolomeu, patron saint of Sitges. The biggest night of the festival is Saturday 20th August (to be confirmed). The Festa Major de Sitges takes place in August every year and like other Catalan festa major celebrations, you can see processions with gegants (giants) - capgrossos (big paper mache heads), correfocs (fireruns) - bastoners (stick dances) and a full programme of music and concerts and of course sardanes dancing and castellers groups that build human towers.
There is also a very large firework display along Sitges beach during the festival.
Download the full Sitges festa Major programme by clicking on the links below.