2013 Fiestas and Events near our Bed and Breakfast Holiday Accommodation
New Year’s Day, January 1st. Sunrise at Sant Sebastia, a swim in the sea followed by lunch at Tragamar.
Los Reyes Magos. The evening of the 5th January boats set sail from Calella to Llafranc carrying the three kings who dispense gifts to the children.
St Valentine’s Day. This year Valentine’s Day falls on Tuesday 14th therefore the weekend of 10th/12th we will have our “romantic break”. (Ask for details)
La Garoinada. Throughout February and March many restaurants participate in local gastronomic dishes. The principal primer plato is the Sea Urchin.
30th Gastronomic Week of Girona. 3rd-12th March
Easter Sunday. March 31st.
St George’s Day April 23rd Sant Jordi is also the patron saint of Cataluña.
Spanish Formula One Gran Prix. 11th/12th May at Barcelona.
Girona Flower Festival 11th-19th May. A week of floral displays in Girona. Last year there were over 50 sites throughout the old town. Very popular locally, with literally thousands visiting. (Ask about the special breaks at Casa Dos Torres)
La Sureda. The cutting of the cork in Llofriu. The Saturday before the eve of San Juan. Llofriu organizes walks, demonstrations and a communal lunch.
Fiesta de San Juan. Monday 24th June. The Verbena de San Juan, the 23rd, is the noisiest night of the year, with fireworks, parties and a big hangover the following day. Casa Dos Torres always has a party to which guests are invited.
St Peter’s Day is celebrated in Calella on the 29th June with public festivities over two days. This often coincides with the last weekend in June when sailing boats with lateen sails assemble in the bay.
Havanares Festival Calella de Palafrugell Sat 6th July. Tens of thousands are attracted to this famous festival of seafaring songs now in its 44th year.
Cap Roig Botanic Gardens concerts mid July-mid August. Previous performers have been; Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Joaquín Cortés, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor and Michael Bolton among others. There is always a range of ballet, opera, flamenco, jazz, and of course Jose Carreras, a local celebrity, either opens or closes the proceedings.
Various Concerts take place throughout the summer in front of the Calella church, featuring mainly jazz & classical music plus the Sardanas
Mercat Boig (Flea market) Llafranc, 1st Saturday in September.
Catalan National Day 11th September.
Fira of Sant Narcis in Girona. Early November, ten days of activities in Girona, their Fiesta mayor.
Fiesta San Martín. November 11th. Patron saint of Palfrugell.
El Niu. First fortnight of December participating restaurants have gourmet menus of particularly local cuisine.
Pessebres Vivent in Pals. The town of Pals reenacts about twenty biblical scenes over three or four nights at Xmas. Very atmospheric. Many other towns now have them also.
Nochebuena. December 24th. After a late dinner many people attend mass,”La Misa del Gallo” (Rooster’s Mass). Presents are distributed on Xmas eve.
Nochevieja. December 31st a time for grand dinners throughout Cataluña. We always have a Hogmany Party at the house with traditional Scottish country dancing!
Casa Dos Torres Holiday Options for 2013