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Practical information


When?:
From Jun 18, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014

Where:
Berga


Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Barcelona

Barcelona

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.




Description

The fiesta of La Patum de Berga in Catalonia has been declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The fiesta coincides with Corpus Christi and includes a whole series of theatrical representations, characters and figures that fill the town of Berga every spring. It is a religious commemoration that dates back to the Middle Ages, which has managed to preserve both its religious and profane roots.

La Patum de Berga has been held annually for centuries during Corpus Christi, and includes street entertainment and shows with different figures typical of these fiestas (giants, “big-heads”, eagles, guitas (dragons), plens (devils)). Fire and dance play a central role. The fiesta really gets underway on the Thursday of Corpus Christi, with the Ceremonial Patum. The salto de plens is the apotheosis of the fiesta. It represents an infernal orgy where fire devils jump to the rhythm of music. The following day is the Children’s Patum.

Practical information

Date:
From Jun 18, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014
Place:
Berga (Barcelona. Catalonia)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

From Jun 18, 2014 to Jun 22, 2014



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