Catalan Traditions

Catalan history has been written by many historical events, but also through their customs and traditions.

Among the most typical ones we can find La Sardana (National dance of Catalonia) and Els Castells or Human Castles.

Many of these customs are held in designated festivities, that commemorate important moments in history or popular acts.

In any of these popular festivals are always present the Giant's Parades, one of the most important traditions, still very strong nowadays. Here you have more information about these traditions, their history and what they mean for Catalan people.
Castells: Human Towers
Castells: Human Towers

Els Castells are human towers rising from the ground only with the strength of their men, reaching up to nine floors in height. This custom of ...
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Sardana: National Dance
Sardana: National Dance

The National Dance of Catalonia is popularly known as La Sardana . It is danced forming a circle, all participants holding their hands in pairs, ...
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Ball de bastons
Ball de bastons

The stick dance dates back to Middle Ages. First written references to this dance are dating back to 12th Century. This traditional dance is an ...
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Popular songs
Popular songs

Havaneres As for popular songs especially The Havaneres deserves a mention. These songs are traditionally sung all along  the small villages of ...
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Giant's parades
Giant's parades

No festival or celebration is held in Catalan without  Gegants i capgrossos, so Giant's parades. There are several theories about the origin ...
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