Traditionally All Saints Day was a celebration dedicated to remembering ancestors. Actually, the day after the celebration, November the second, is the Day of the Dead. It is no coincidence, because on these dates the days become shorter, the darkness of the night extends and nature fades. But things have changed. Nowadays, when November 1 arrives, people enjoy a festival full of activities and vitality.
And Girona is no exception. The city offers a wide range of activities and shows for all ages and tastes. Coinciding with the Sant Narcís Festival and the Temporada Alta Festival, All Saints' Day is a very interesting date to come to Girona. What can we do in Girona on All Saints Day?
From October 25 to November 3 of this year, Girona celebrates its main festival. The Sant Narcís Festival represents one of the most important events of the year in the city. An excellent opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities and celebrations.Artisanal markets, fairs, funfair rides, concerts and parties are the main ingredients of Girona's Festa Major. On November 1, we can take a walk through the funfair hosted in the La Devesa Natural Park, where we can eat roast chestnuts and sweet potatoes and enjoy rides of all kinds, for adults and children.
Artisanal markets, fairs, funfair rides, concerts and parties are the main ingredients of Girona's Festa Major
And there's more. Music plays a leading role on All Saints Day. Throughout the day, we can listen to children's songs by Ramonets, with lyrics full of values for the little ones; the international London group Asian Dub Foundation, with its spectacular live show; the feminist artists Ira, totally empowered and more willing than ever to vindicate the cause.
The prestigious Canadian company Cirque Éloize offers a complete circus show at the Municipal Theatre. L'"Hotel" opens its doors, bringing together diverse artists and causing extravagant encounters. A dozen musicians and acrobats that will tell their personal stories from various genres. It is not the first time that the Canadian company is present at the Temporada Alta festival and leaves the audience amazed.
L'"Hotel" opens its doors, bringing together diverse artists and causing extravagant encounters
Dance is also present on All Saints Day in Girona. In particular, one of the most traditional and emblematic styles of Catalan culture: sardanes. The Plaça Miquel de Palol Marquee hosts the audition of sardanes with Cobla Selvatana and Cobla Montgrins. A great opportunity to dance to the rhythm of two great cobles from our territory.