Almost every month there is some sort of festival in Barcelona where locals and visitors alike join in celebration of a saint, public holiday, or a historic victory. February 12 is the feast day for Santa Eulalia, the patroness saint of Barcelona. The four-day celebration typically falls the weekend before MWC. And for the three times I have come to Barcelona for this trade show, I have gotten to partake in the celebration. Eulalia is also called "The Child Saint," and so her festival is major for children. As part of the celebration, school children, beating drums and playing kazoos, march in parades along La Rambla on Saturday afternoon. Oversized puppets are featured too.
February 19, 2009 1:05 PM PST
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