|Fiesta of San Antonio Abad, Barcelona|
Fiesta of San Antonio Abad January BarcelonaAnother day in Spain another procession, more brass bands and drums marching around the city, this really is a city that never sleeps.The Fiesta of San Antonio Abad is held in January each year on the closest Saturday to the 20th. Also know as Cabalgata dels Tres Tombs The largest and most colourful procession in Barcelona can be found in Sant Andreu, where various brass bands lead literally thousands of people and animals in a circuit around the district|
As with any Spanish Fiesta having fun is the key to this party and there is a good selection of activities to help keep you occupied. Even though the actual Saints Day is only on one day of the week the fiesta is celebrated over the entire week.
The celebrations last throughout the week and the main emphasis are of course on food and music.
Barcelona also has its own version on Saint Anthony's day which falls on the closest Saturday to the 17th January each year.
This festival consists of various processions around parts of Barcelona City and the main point of the festival is to bless the animals of Barcelona.
19 January Plaša de la Virreina, BarcalonaThe Fiesta of San Antonio Abad is held in January each year on the closest Saturday to the 20th
Its the season of The Tamboradas in Spain, towns and villagers all over Spain look for an excuse to start dressing up in military style and bang drums, 'zambombas' throughout the night.In the district of Gracia in Barcelona they have chosen to celebrate Sa Pobla, remembering the areas Majorcan rural heritage. Drummers, singers and of course red devils in a tribute to the patron saint of animals, San Antoni.Fires, food, drink and fire-works, singing and noise, noise and more noise.
If you like meat pie or Cornish pasties try the local version a 'sobresada' Which ever Tamborada you go to get ready for a noisy night. Get near a bonfire and enjoy the procession.