Practical information


  • When?: Jun 23, 2018
  • Where: The Sobrarbe and Ribagorza regions (Aragon) and the Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá and Val d'Aran regions (Catalonia)
  • More information : http://fallasdelpirineo.com


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Description

An ancestral tradition celebrating the arrival of summer in different parts of Aragon and Catalonia. Also known as the Fallas del Pirineo. UNESCO has declared these festivals to be intangible cultural heritage.

The festivals take place around the midsummer solstice, a magical time of year which is marked in the Pyrenees with rituals centred around fire. Depending on the traditions of each village, the participants come down from the highest point carrying flaming home-made torches (fallas), drawing shapes in the air with fire, dancing, or lighting a large bonfire in the village square. These rites are passed down through the generations, and different villages regard them as symbolising the transition to adulthood, purification or fertility. In Aragon, the festival is celebrated in several villages in the Sobrarbe and Ribagorza regions. In Catalonia, the celebrations can be seen in the regions of Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá and Val d’Aran.  

Practical information

  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Place: The Sobrarbe and Ribagorza regions (Aragon) and the Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá and Val d'Aran regions (Catalonia)

Contact details

http://fallasdelpirineo.com

Schedules and prices

Schedule

  • Jun 23, 2018

* Information may be subject to modifications

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