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Festes de Sant Roc de la Plaça Nova 2022

Barcelona's oldest festival

Event date: 13th to 16th August 2022
Event location: Barri de Sant Roc - Plaça Nova by Barcelona cathedral

Festes de Sant Roc de la Plaça Nova, (also called Festes de Sant Roc) is Barcelona's oldest festival. The Sant Roc festival has celebrated Saint Roch  in the neighbourhood Barri de Sant Roc - Pl. Nova for 429 years since 1589.

The main festivities take place on Plaça Nova by Barcelona cathedral. The festival includes the festival procession "El Seguici de sant Roc," - sardanas dancing - havanares sea shanty singing groups - a correfoc firerun - castellars human tower building - puntaires lacemaking - gegants giants by the group 'colla de la plaça Nova' and the traditional Sant Roc dog show 'la festa del gos.'

Two highlights of Sant Roc festival in Barcelona are the la cucanya contest, which involves walking across a greasy pole - and the drinking contest glops amb el porró llarg which involves drinking wine from a oversized version of the typical spouted Catalan porró wine carafe.  

Programme 2022 Festes de Sant Roc (in Catalan)

Organised by Associació Festes Plaça Nova

Wikipedia Saint Roch
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