The festival of Santa Eulaila

In Barcelona arrive feast days dedicated to Santa Eulalia, holy martyr and co-patron of the city.
The history of Santa Eulalia is very significant, an example of will and strong belief in their own ideas.

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Eulalia (called Laia) was born in Sarria, who at the time was a small town near Barcelona (now a barrio of the city), in 290 AD. At age 13, because he refused to renounce his Christian faith rebelling against the persecution of the Romans, was subjected to excruciating torture (it is said were 13 different), including:
was closed in a barrel full of nails (or pieces of glass) and rolled in a road identified by tradition with the current Baixada de Santa Eulalia (“descent of Santa Eulalia), the breasts were cut off, and was crucified on a X-shaped cross, and at last was beheaded (source Wikipedia).
It is said that a dove flew from his chest at the end of martyrdom as a symbol of his soul.
An event very similar to that of Eulalia of Merida, which, however, it is said that the dove flew from the mouth (there is a sort of “conflict of duties” of events which happened to one or the other holy).
In Santa Eulalia are dedicated streets, statues and monuments in the city. His remains are kept in an alabaster sarcophagus in the crypt of the new Cathedral of Santa Eulalia.

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Eulalia (called Laia) has thus become a reference point for all y nens nenes (boys and girls).
In his honor is held every year the biggest holiday in the winter in the city. A festival dedicated to children who embrace the spirit of solidarity and values ​​embodied by Santa and more.
The festivals of Santa Eulalia (co-patron of the city), that concentrate most of the activities on 16 th and February 17, will fill the city of popular culture, activities for the whole family and come to the night, the projections of Llum BCN.

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To kick off the festivities will be the please of Laia, which will be held on Tuesday, February 12, just days of Santa Eulalia. In fact, Laia continues to be the party most familiar of the Catalan capital that invites children and adults to enjoy the richness of popular culture. There will indeed giant castles, devils, hawks, as well as drums, pipers and traditional dances.
And again, in the name of the feast of Santa Eulalia, will take place again Llum BCN. It is a set of activities that explore the creative possibilities of lighting and projections, through workshops, installations and performances.

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In particular there will be the performances of video mapping on the facade dell’Ajuntament, starting from 19.00 on days 15, 16 and 17. Some buildings and monuments will light up for the occasion showing a new face through the lights is the perfect opportunity for a night tour at the time of the Torre Agbar, the Palau de la Virreina or the Arc de Triomf. Again, as usual, many museums and exhibition centers in the city, will offer open days and special activities. Most, including the Museu Picasso, Museu Blau, the MUHBA and the CCCB, will be open free of charge on the day of Santa Eulalia, which is February 12. Finally, coinciding with Laia, will be open to the public Drassanes Reials restored, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, ​​which you can visit for free the two weekend days.

Download the program
www.bcn.cat/santaeulalia/ca/pdf/programa.pdf

For more information visit the official page
www.bcn.cat/santaeulalia

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