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La Mercè 2009 September 26, 2009

Filed under: Barcelona Life — dianepadilla @ 7:04 pm
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Merce

Mercè is the biggest weeklong festival held in Barcelona to celebrate their patron saint Virgin of La Mercè. Beginning on September 24, there have been over 500 free events going on throughout the city such as music concerts, firework shows, light shows, parades and many more activities. The whole city unites to put on this festival for people of all ages, it’s absolutely amazing.

Castells are human towers that just pop out of the crowd out of nowhere... a small kid climbs to the top for the finishing touch, so awesome! My video was really shaky, but click http://video.google.es/videosearch?hl=es&source=hp&q=castells&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wv#q=castells+barcelona&hl=es&emb=0 here to view some examples posted online.

Castells are human towers that just pop out of the crowd out of nowhere… a small kid climbs to the top for the finishing touch, so awesome! My video was really shaky, but click here to view some examples posted online.

Gigantes and cabezudos parade.

Gigantes and cabezudos parade.

The busy streets of Barcelona.

The busy streets of Barcelona.

One of the many stages set-up around the city.

One of the many stages set-up around the city.

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2 Responses to “La Mercè 2009”

  1. Tia Peggy Says:

    Hi Diane,
    This is my first experience with a ‘blog’ so I hope this gets to you! We think of you so often and keep you in our prayers. Enjoy the holidays!
    We love you!!
    Peggy and Family!


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