The Baix Llobregat is the region where we are. And it is also a very rich in local culture.Today we want to recommend five popular festivities that you can not miss in our region. From those directly related to agricultural products, going through the most traditional to the newest. We are a tourist information point of El Baix Llobregat and we will explain where and when to enjoy the best of our region. Our hostel is in El Prat de Llobregat, very well connected with the rest of the towns.
The red pearl of El Baix Llobregat: the cherry
At the end of May, the highest village of the Baix Llobregat, such as Corbera, Sant Climent de Llobregat or Papiol, celebrate the cherry festivities. The cherry of the Baix Llobregat is one of the jewels of the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat. It is a sweet cherry, which also has a very marked seasonality and that is why it makes it special.
Sant Climent celebrates the Cherry Exhibition, the third weekend of May you can try and buy the cherries grown in that town. The last weekend of May is the turn of the cherry festival of Santa Coloma de Cervelló. The first of June is for El Papiol and Torrelles de Llobregat. If you are here at that time of year, take the opportunity to eat cherry from Baix Llobregat.
The Passion in Olesa and in Esparreguera
Near Easter dates in many places the Passion of Christ is represented. This play reproduces the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life according to the Bible. From the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through the crucifixion and ending with the resurrection. This great play often involves many people from two towns in the Baix Llobregat: Olesa de Montserrat and Esparreguera. The two populations have been competing for years to see who makes the best representation of The Passion of Christ.
Whether you see it in Olesa or in Esparreguera, we recommend you to enjoy this theatrical tradition that involves many people in your organization and many more than spectators. If you want to go, we recommend that you buy your ticket in advance.
The Popular Culture in El Prat de Llobregat is always very alive. twice a year there is an event organized by the cultural entities of the city to go out into the street. Once a year, all popular culture entities come together to celebrate the Pratifolk. Through El Nus, the first Saturday of May the Prat dresses in tradition.
Giants, Diables, Castellers, Bastoners, Picacrestes and sardanistas join in a party that lasts all day on Saturday. There are parades, activities for the little ones, popular food, musical performances and a big party when the night comes. The Pratifolk tells us that the good weather is coming.
Street Theater in Viladecans
Viladecans is a town near the Prat de Llobregat. You can arrive directly by train, since it is the next station direction Vilanova. Every year, during the first weekend of July, they celebrate the Festival de Teatre al Carrer. Street performing arts are a tradition in Viladecans, which will celebrate 30 years this year. It is a good place to walk, enjoy varied performances. A lot of humor, also social criticism and an atmosphere on the street that will hook you.
If you want to know more, all the programming will be published here.
Sant Pollín, one of the newest popular festivals
In El Prat we are very special. And we celebrate Sant Pollín. It is our particular San Fermin. The Colla de Diables del Prat organizes this event for ten years. In the purest style of Pamplona, we have confinements, races, prayers to the saint and even the “Pobre de Mi”. If those days you stay at MuchaMasia you can not miss this party of El Prat de Llobregat. It’s one of those things that you better not tell them and live them. Find out more in this article .