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Vilanova i la Geltru - A city of Fiestas and Festivals


Throughout the year Vilanova i la Geltru enjoys a wealth of fiestas and festivals. There are several Public holidays passed down from the various regions to which Vilanova i la Geltru belongs - International (I), Spanish (S), Catalunyan (C) and holidays specific to the city (VNG).  Snything in the list below that does not have one of the references beside it is a fiesta but not a public holiday. 



01          New Years Day (I)

06         Epiphany/ Kings Day (S) - 

17          Tres Tombs - St Anthoni Abat's day- Patron saint of the town (VnG) 

                                       A day for animals to be blessed in the church, and a

                                       parade of horse, horse and carriages, horse and carts



              Carnaval - A week long celebration that ends on Ash Wednesday.

                                 Every day something different happens from the Thursday

                                 of the Meringada to Comparses on the Sunday. Fancy dress

                                 is a must. This really is a festival not to be missed. 



              Holy Week

              Easter (I)

23         St Jordi's day -  Patron Saint of Catalunya - Roses and Books are sold

                                          all over town to celebrate this day, and the legend of

                                          St George. 



01          Labour Day (I)



                Corpus Christi (occasionally falls in May) - SItges Flower festival. 

23/24     Festival of Sant Joan (S) - Fireworks and bonfires on the beach



25          St James' Day - Patron saint of Spain



              Fiesta Major - The town's main summer festival which starts in July

                                        With various events and culminates on the 5th August.

                                        All the Barrios each have their own 'big Party' during

                                        the summer months

15          Assumption (S)



11          La Diada (C) - National day of Catalunya. 



              Fimpt  music festival

12          Hispanic Day (S)

31          Halloween 



01          All Saints Day (S)

              November Trade Fair



06          Constitution Day (S)

08          Immaculate Consumption (S)

25          Christmas Day (I)

26          Feast of St Stephen (C)

31          Noche Vieja 

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