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Santa Tecla – Tarragona

Just when you think it’s all over and you can start to wind down for the Autumn, along comes another fiesta! This time, it is the Santa Tecla in Tarragona, which  year runs for 10 or 11 days from mid September until 24th! The Santa Tecla has all you could …

Festa Major Mora d’Ebre – 2013

PROGRAMME for FESTA MAJOR 2013 For the entire programme in Catalan see the Mora d’Ebre Town Hall website Tuesday 20th August 21.30- Passeig del Pont Community supper. Take you own food and drink and be entertained by Duet Rubí. Reserve a table at the Ajuntament 24.00 – Bull Ring (Passeig …

Carnival Time!

We went shopping in Tarragona this morning. In the curtain shop we were served by a nun in a  mini-skirt. At the hypermarket, a red-nosed clown was directing traffic, a black cat was pushing a trolley, and parents were accompanied by a variety of fairies, princesses, pirates and super-heroes. Yes, …

The Fancy Dressed Bike Riders!

One of the fun activities each year in the Summer Fiesta of Mora d’Ebre is the fancy- dress communal bike ride!  Back in 2008 we decided to join in and now we can’t stop!  (“We” being me, my neighbour Bev and her sister who often visits for fiesta week) Our …

It’s Fiesta Time in Mora d’Ebre!

So, you think life in rural Spain is pretty quiet do you? Not much going on? Bit boring perhaps? Well, you’d be surprised! There’s barely a month goes by without some fiesta or celebration going on somewhere. But in the summer  from the smallest village to the major cities  – …

Dancing with Devils -The Catalan Correfoc

Health & Safety eat your heart out! In Britain they would collapse under the weight of Risk Assessments before they finally decided to ban it!…… ……It was our first Fiesta Mayor in Catalonia. 10 days of party and entertainment and tonight there was to be something called a “Correfoc”.  We …