Pessebres vivants …. real people acting out Living Nativity Scenes.   El Pessebre is a representation of the Nativity Story. As in several countries, the Catalans have a Christmas tradition of creating a Crib…

In 1845, the Pacha Mehemet Ali was king of Egypt. He was surrounded by advisers from France, notably one Doctor Clot. The doctor was treating the king’s son, Ibrahim Pacha, who suffered seriously from bronchitis.…

  Castells and castellers       Castellers originated at the end of the 18th century in Valls, Tarragona, when rival groups of people called “colles”, began to compete in constructing human towers. Those who…

The correfoc, Catalan festival tradition of fireworks and bangers, may well be about to fizzle out after an enquiry into injuries caused by the fireworks at the Millas féria appears to be leaning towards legal…