Discover Baix Penedès (Tarragona, Catalonia) in English – Agenda July 2013


Discover el Vendrell, Calafell, Cunit and the other parts of Baix Penedès. Here you will find tourist information on Catalan and Catholic traditions, popular culture, human towers (castells), festes, fairs, festivals and other events which are unique or typical for the area and take place in July, 2013.

? 1 July – 31 August (Monday-Saturday)
Sant Salvador (El Vendrell, Baix Penedès), Auditori Pau Casals
Music + Local Traditions: The Pau Casals International Music Festival
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? 6 July (Saturday); late evening
Calafell
(Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Local Traditions: The “Xurigué” Summer Carnival of Calafell

6-7 July (Saturday-Sunday)
Cunit
(Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major de Sant Cristòfor
Parades with performances of Catalan folk dances (cercavila de balls populars), a “fire-run” (correfoc/cercavila de foc) with devils (diables) dancing under fire and fire spitting monsters, sardana dancing and fireworks. A curiosity is the blessing of cars and other vehicles, as St. Christopher (Sant Cristòfor) is the patron saint of motorists.
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6-8 July (Saturday-Monday)
Banyeres del Penedès (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival - Festa Major
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6-13 July (Saturday-Saturday)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Local Traditions: Town district festivals and the “blessing of the bread” – Festes del pa beneït – festes dels barris
For seven days, one town district (barri) after the other celebrates its local festival (barri del Serrallo i de la Font de la Menya, barri de França, barrio de la Carretera, barri de la Plaça Nova i la Barceloneta, barri de la Plaça Vella and barri de la Muntanyeta). The central ritual of each celebration is the blessing of the bread, a tradition with medieval roots.
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? 12-15 July (Friday-Monday)
Calafell
(Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de la Santa Creu de Calafell
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14 July (Sunday); 12:00
Calafell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); in the square plaça de Catalunya
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells): Diada – Festa Major de la Santa Creu
Teams: Nens del Vendrell, Bordegassos de Vilanova,
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14 July (Sunday); 13:00
Banyeres del Penedès (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); in the square plaça de l’Om
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells): Diada – Festa Major
Teams: Minyons de l’Arboç, Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls
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21 July (Sunday); 18:00
Bonastre (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells): Diada – Festa Major
Teams: Nens del Vendrell, Xiquets de Tarragona,
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21 July (Sunday)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Sports + Local Traditions: Annual Running Race - Town of El Vendrell (Cursa Popular) – Length: 6.000 m; Altitude Difference: 50 m.
Registration Fee
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? 25 July (Thursday)
Bonastre (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de Santa Maria Magdalena
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? 25 July (Thursday)
Sant Jaume dels Domenys (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de Sant Jaume
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25-28 July (Thursday-Sunday)
Main day and local public holiday: 26 July (Friday)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan Culture + Local Traditions: Town Festival – Festa Major de Santa Anna
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26 July (Friday); 13:00
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells) : Diada – Festa Major del Vendrell – Santa Anna
Team: Nens del Vendrell
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27 July (Saturday); 18:00
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Catalan culture: Human towers (castells) : Diada – Festa Major del VendrellSanta Anneta
Team: Nens del Vendrell
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