La Patum de Berga

Dal 25 May 2016 al 29 May 2016

The festival of La Patum in Berga, Catalonia, which has been declared a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, is a religious commemoration originating in mediaeval times. It has preserved both religious and profane roots and takes place on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

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For centuries, every Spring the Berga district becomes populated by giants, eagles, dragons and demons. By way of plays, parades and shows you arrive at the apotheosis: “Il salto de plens”, an infernal orgy filling the night with fireworks and music.

(Photo: Luigi©. Courtesy: Patronat Municipal de La Patum)