Friday, May 29, 2009

Barcelona: Fiesta de Canciones

The morning after the Fiesta de Fuego we were off on one of our usual city wanders, when we discovered a procession gathering at a church near our favorite bakery. Women of all ages were dressed in bright and varied Flamenco costumes, a giant cart carrying a colorful model of The Sagrada Familia cathedral stood in the street, and two enormous oxen were making their way down the street toward the cart. Soon the costumed women, joined by costumed men, were singing a rhythmic song and the whole crowd was clapping along. 

What were they singing? What were they celebrating? Where did the oxen take the miniature Sagrada Familia? We may never know, but it was all part of the fun of being in Barcelona during a big Fiesta. 

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