Festival of Mercy (Fiestas de la Mercè)



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Country and Region SpainCatalonia
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Bacelona, Catalonia, Spain
Festival Contact Information

Institute de Cultura de Barcelona ICUB
La Rambla, 99
08002 Barcelona
Spain

Festival Description

Since 1902 the annual festival, La Mercè has celebrated the Patron Saint of Barcelona — Virgin de La Mercè (Virgin of Mercy). The rich and diverse program includes cultural events, sporting events, including sailing regattas and a number of religious celebrations. The celebrations are marked by parades, fireworks, music, and dancing, circus acts, and a delicious selection of foods and wines, and more….

Festival Dates September 20 - 24, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.bcn.cat/merce/ca/index.shtml

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Articles and Reviews:
  • La Mercé Festival - Barcelona, by Mike McDougall (Buzzle.com, October 5, 2005)
    http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/10-5-2005-78177.asp

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