The “Christmas Quines” in the towns of Girona

The “Christmas Quines” in the towns of Girona

Updated December 2019

The Christmas Quines are traditional in many towns of Girona during Christmas. It is a traditional game typical of the Christmas season similar to bingo. It is based on placing pebbles or beans to the square of cardboard consisting of 90 boxes with numbers from 1 to 90, with a different distribution of numbers for each one. The parrot (the person who is singing the numbers) will indicate the numbers leaving the hype and participants must check off the ones that match on the cardboard. Usually the numbers are marked with corn, which often ends everywhere except to the cardboard.

What sets this game of bingo is that the person who sings the numbers (the parrot), it does so with traditional jokes, giving a touch of humor to the game: for example, the “two ducks” is the number 22, “the pig number” is 69, “the age of Christ” is 33…

These Quines often serve to raise money for solidarity purposes, or to the association that organizes (various associations of parents of the village schools and other).

Many village merchants participates offering their products as gifts, either the butcher with a ham, a restaurant with a menu for two, the therapy center with a massage, the sports shop with a bicycle, there are gifts for everyone. 

The “Christmas Quines” in the towns of Girona

Monothematic Quines are also organized, such as the famous Erotic Quina, where prizes are spicy!

If this Christmas you want to participate in the most authentic life of the villages in the area of Girona, do not miss the Quines. We leave a list of some of those held in the villages near our homes:

Albons

25 and 26 Decemer, 18:30h
6 January, 18:30h
Place: La Sala d'Albons

Bàscara

25, 26 December and 4, 5 January, 22:00h
Place: Pavellón Municipal

Besalú

25, 26 and 29 December, 18:00h
1 and 6 Jaunary, 18:00h
Place: Pavelló de l’U d’octubre de 2017

Cantallops

26 December, 18:30h
Place: Sociedad La Concòrdia
Organizes: Sociedad La Concòrdia

Garrigàs

25 and 28 December, 21:00h
26 December, 19:00h
1 and 6 January, 19:00h
Place: Centro Cívico

L'Escala

25, 26 and 29 December, 18:00h
1, 5 and 6 January, 18:00h
Place: CER l’Escala
Organizes: Centre Esportiu i Recreatiu (CER)

Llançà

25 December and 6 January, 18:00h
Place: Pavelló Municipal
Organizes: C.E. Llançà

Llers

25, 26 and 29 December, 19:00h
1 and 6 January, 19:00h
Place: Pavelló Municipal

Palau-Saverdera

25 December, 19:00h
26, 29 December and 6 January, 18:30h
1 January, 19:00h
4 January, 21:00h
Place: Centro Cívico

Sant Gregori

25, 26 and 29 December, 18:00h
6 January, 18:00h
Place: Pavelló de Sant Gregori

Vilajuïga

25 December and 6 January, 21:00h
26 December, 18:00h
6 January, 21;00h
Place: Centre Cultural i Esportiu

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