Fiesta Mayor de La Barceloneta

Local fiestas

The Fiesta Mayor of the Barceloneta quarter is celebrated around the day of Sant Miguel (September 29). During the fiesta are organized Sardanas dances, singing of Habaneras on the beach, correfocs, parades with the giants Pep Barceló and María la Nieta, and parades of the cannon: on the Sunday of the Fiesta, a neighbor dresses like a Napoleonic General wearing a cannon and shooting sweets to the crowd, which is very popular among children. The cannon passes through the streets of the quarter and with every shot the people simulate that they fall down and collect the goodies. In addition to these activities, some streets are adorned by neighbors who organize other activities (mainly music and dancing). It seems, that this Fiesta organized by the Association of Residents of La Barceloneta, startet in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the quarter.

The central events of the Fiesta Mayor de la Barceloneta are held in the squares of Barceloneta, Poeta Boscà and other large spaces in the quarter.