The Penedès Agenda – September 2011

This month the agenda consists of two parts; first Catalan Folk Culture and then Other Events.

Catalan Folk Culture (cultura popular) – including human towers (castells) and town festivals (festa major)

September 11, in Cubelles (Garraf) – Diada de Catalunya and Festa de la Verema: Human towers by Bordegassos de Vilanova. Read more in Catalan

September 11 at 18:30, at plaça de la Vinya d’en Petaca, les Roquetes del GarrafDiada de Catalunya: Human towers by Castellers de les Roquetes (!), Colla Jove dels Castellers de Sitges, Castellers d’Esplugues and Castellers de Castelldefels. Read more in Catalan

September 11 at 12:00, in Hostalets de Pierola (Anoia) – Diada de Catalunya: Human towers by Moixiganguers d’Igualada and Castellers de la Sagrada Familia (Barcelona). Read more in Catalan

September 11 at 12:00, in rambla la Girada of Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès) – Diada de Catalunya: Human towers by Colla Jove Xiquets de Vilafranca. Read more in Catalan

September 23-24: Sitges (Garraf), Festa Major Petita de Santa Tecla. Find some more information in Catalan here. As soon as I find this year’s program I will link to it here.

September 24 at 18:30, at Cap de Vila of Sitges – Santa Tecla. Human towers by Colla Jove Castellers de Sitges, Castellers de Sant Cugat and Colla dels Joves Xiquets de Valls. Read more in Catalan

September 25 at 12:30, in the plaça de la Vila of l’Arboç (Baix Penedès): Human towers by Minyons de l’Arboç and Xicots de Vilafranca. Read more in Catalan

Other Events

September 11: The National Day of CataloniaDiada de Catalunya – celebrated with official ceremonies all around Catalonia. In Vilanova i la Geltrú the acts of commemoration take place at the Monument to Francesc Macià, Rambla de la Pau. At 13:00 everybody is invited to join the circles of the Catalan dance Sardana.

September 16-18: Sitges celebrates its wine harvest festivalla Festa de la Verema. Find all information in English here. On Sunday, September 18, at 18:00 there is a spectacular grape treading competition, which at 19:00 will be followed by an opportunity to join the Catalan dance Sardana. Find here my post on the Verema 2009.

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The Penedès Agenda is a collection of events which I recommend to foreigners (expats or tourists) who want to explore Penedès or events which I consider important from a – highly subjective – international perspective. It is biased towards the comarca Garraf (Sitges and Vilanova) but also covers Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Anoia.

The agenda posts are up-dated whenever I learn about new things. To the greatest extent possible will I link back to official pages for information on time and locations and cannot guarantee the correctness of the data presented. Feel free to inform me about events which you think would fit in here, either by writing a comment or contacting on twitter: @wirdheim