Festivities and traditions

Sant Jordi's day in Girona and the Costa Brava

Sant Jordi's day in Girona and the Costa Brava

On April 19, 2022

Where does the tradition of the Diada de Sant Jordi come from? [img] 820 [/img] St. George's Day is Valentine's Day in Catalonia . The tradition of this day is the exchange of roses and books between lovers. These are ideal dates for a romantic getaway in one of our houses in Girona and the Costa Brava . As every April 23, all the cities and towns of Catalonia are filled with stalls where you can buy roses and books . In larger towns such as Girona, Figueres and Olot It is also…
5 curiosities you didn't know about "La Castanyada"

5 curiosities you didn't know about "La Castanyada"

On October 15, 2021

La Castanyada tradition  During the month of October we are fully immersed in autumn. The days get shorter, we start taking our coats out of the closet and on the street we smell the fire from the toasted chestnut stalls! La Castanyada -chesnut feast- is a popular festival throughout Catalonia that is celebrated on the night of October 31 and dates back years, since the 18th century. So that while you roast chestnuts in the fireplaces of our rural houses you can connect with…
10 tips to be good on gathering mushrooms

10 tips to be good on gathering mushrooms

On October 7, 2020

Undoubtedly, when autumn arrives, mushroom hunters abound throughout Catalonia, and in our territory we have mushrooms like porcino, chanterelle and many more varieties of wild mushrooms that make the adventure of hunting them one of the most popular activities for these dates. It connects you with nature, makes you keep all 5 senses very attentive, forces you to move and the prize is exceptional: fill your belly! What more could you ask for? We have lush forests and mountains very close to our…
Where does the Tió de Nadal and Caganer tradition come from?

Where does the Tió de Nadal and Caganer tradition come from?

On December 14, 2018

The Tió de Nadal or Cagatió is one of the traditions most deeply rooted in Catalan Christmas. Together with the figure of the Caganer in the manger scene, the Tió de Nadal (meaning in English “Christmas Log”) chairs numerous homes when this time of year arrives. Have you ever wondered why we have such scatological traditions in our land? We are not surprised that a lot of people coming from outside are stunned seeing us beating the Tió…
6 must-go carnivals in Girona and the Costa Brava

6 must-go carnivals in Girona and the Costa Brava

On January 29, 2018

Updated February 2020 They say that for carnival everything is allowed. During February, Carnival returns to Girona and Costa Brava, and today we want to offer you a tour of the most important carnivals. Millennial tradition, days of dance, costumes and fun where almost everything is allowed. Enjoy yourself, cover your face and dare to be anonymous for a day at one of the carnivals that we propose! Platja d’Aro [img] 184 [/img] Probably the most famous of all on the Costa Brava,…
5 villages to live Christmas in Girona

5 villages to live Christmas in Girona

On December 18, 2017

Christmas is almost here and today we want to invite you to visit some of the places where Christmas spirit is at its most. A small route through the most enchanting villages of Girona and the Costa Brava. And during these dates many of these towns are filled with lights, markets, cribs, and various activities. Here is a list of those we like the most and where you will live a fairy tale Christmas: Girona [img] 175 [/img] Girona, for Christmas, is decked with lights. We highlight…
Calçotades, where does the tradition come from?

Calçotades, where does the tradition come from?

On February 15, 2017

Every year, the last weekend of January, in Valls (Tarragona), la Gran Festa de la Calçotada (The Great Feast of the Calçotada) is celebrated – the biggest worldwide event related to green onions – which marks the beginning of the season of the traditional calçotades (annual gastronomical celebration where barbecued calçots are consumed in massive quantities) in Catalonia. The calçot is a a milder and less bulbous variety of green onion,…
Ratafia Festival in Santa Coloma de Farners

Ratafia Festival in Santa Coloma de Farners

On November 8, 2016

Year after year, the second weekend of November, the town of Santa Coloma de Farners dedicates a Festival to the Ratafía liquor and this year they celebrate the 38th edition of the Festival of this centenary drink during the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of November. This weekend is the beginning of the season to taste the Ratafía after the green walnuts and other herbs have been macerated in the sun for 40 days. In addition to tasting the ratafia, you can try many other products made with…
Sant Narcís Fair in Girona

Sant Narcís Fair in Girona

On October 21, 2016

Updated September 2022 Sant Narcís Fair in Girona is the Festival of the city, one of the latest in Catalonia. The villagers know it well, as Sant Narcís Fair in Girona marks the arrival of the cold, it is time to take out the jacket and thick socks from the closet and keep your hands warm with some roasted chestnuts or a tasty sweet potato cooked on fire. These celebrations honour Sant Narcís (October 29th), patron of the city, represented surrounded by flies. The legend explains…
Girona Temps de Flors

Girona Temps de Flors

On April 4, 2016

Updated May 2022 One more year, with the arrival of spring, Girona celebrates its acclaimed Girona Temps de Flors that dresses the city during nine days of colors, flavors and art. Girona Temps de Flors is much more than an floral exhibition, it is a way to explore the city. Following the different places of the exhibition you will discover nooks and corners that are not listed in guidebooks: amazing private patios and institutional buildings which normally can not be visited open…

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