The festa major de Sants in Barcelona is a very important festival that's celebrated in the streets of Sants. Originating in the nineteenth century, particularly in 1852, these holidays are celebrated in the honour of San Bartolomé.
The duration of the holidays is usually one week from 20th to 28th August 2016. Regarded as the second best parties in town after the Gracia festival, they are ideal for a very wide range of audience, from the smallest children to young people and adults of all ages.
The most striking and representative element of the party is the impressively beautiful decoration in every street of the neighbourhood, where all the neighbours have been involved. Every year, the streets are decorated with original features and different themes. The locals revive their popular culture by wearing traditional costumes such as gegants, castellers and devils.
These fantastic parties, as organised by residents of the neighbourhood associations, have numerous events including, cultural and gastronomic workshops.