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Pictures of Correfoc fireruns
Correfoc means "firerun" in Catalan. The correfoc is a very popular Catalan tradition which is often seen at local neighbourhood festivals. It consists of "colles de diables" which means "groups of devils" chasing and dancing to the beat of drums and spewing out sparks from fireworks and firecrackers attached to forks. Sometimes you will also see a dragon in a correfoc.  In Barcelona you can see correfoc runs at almost all local festivals including the "Festa Major de Gracia " in August and La Merce festival in September every year.  Correfocs are highly colourful but can be a bit scary because of the loud bangs and showers of sparks flying through the air close to the spectators. Often there are often special childrens' correfocs, which are slightly less firey! Earplugs are recommended and wear old clothes. More about correfocs in Barcelona


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Safety Tips for watching Correfoc firerun

> Protect yourself from burns. Wear old cotton clothes, long sleeves, trousers,
> Protect your neck from flying sparks with a scarf or bandana
> Protect your hair by wearing headgear
> Protect your eyes. Shield them if the "diables" get too close
> Wear appropriate footwear like sneakers.
> Use earplugs or cover your ears to if you are close to fireworks
> Follow the instructions of public services official and the "diables"


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