What is going on in Barcelona ?
This week in Barcelona, all the lucky people who had the great idea to defy the volcano will be able to take part in the Great Fiesta of Nou Barris (aka Festa Major de Nou Barris). It is one of the biggest Barcelona street festivals after Gracia festival, of course. La Festa Major de Nou Barris will take place from this Friday (May 21st) till next Sunday (May 30th).
Barcelona street festival: the real fiesta!
If you want to experience the real Spanish, and above all Catalan fiesta, you have to go to a Barcelona Street Festival like this one. Each barrio has its own.
1) A Barcelona street festival gives you the choice between all kind of activities: concerts, circus, expositions… Plus locals will teach you how to do things as they do them (cooking, creating objects…).
2) EVERYBODY is in when a Barcelona street festival is organized! That’s when you see that Spain is Spain: joyful, helpful, old people taking care of the kids, young people playing with their olders… Schools are open on those days and presenting what the next generation is learning and achieving. The administration of the barrio is doing the same, so that citizens can see and touch and smell how their life is being improved day after day. That’s democracy and real life in community.
3) There’s always something to eat and to drink on the streets, enjoying the warm sun and welcoming shadow. A Barcelona street festival combines all kinds of pleasure: sounds of music and laughters and children’s shouts, smells of meat roasting and cooking bread, colourful crowd dressed in red, white, green and deep blue… People walk around and sit at cafés whenever they feel like drinking a huge Clara, looking over the children painting their face in red.
Barcelona street festival of Nou Barris
There will be all that we described above plus a market about Modernism, the architecture movement that shaped Barcelona, group biking, exhibition of the most beautiful dogs, balls and fireworks on Saturday 29th, from 9pm.
So do not miss the 2010 edition of Barcelona street festival “Festa Major de Nou Barris”!