Friday, June 7, 2013

Festa Major, Part 1

The first of May is celebrated in most countries of the world, or at least most of Europe, as labor day.  In Figueres it also marked the first of the six-day festa major, La Santa Creu.  There were arts and crafts stands, parades, dancing, music, castells (human towers), fireworks, and food – lots and lots of food.

And did I mention chess?  There was a speed chess competition where players of all ages competed.

Sant Jordi, the princess,
and the dragon

Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron
saint of Catalunya

1 comment:

  1. And yes, you did mention good food! We had a great lunch at the festival. It was one of those all-inclusive meals. A little bit of everything including the octopus!