The 41st April Fair of Catalonia

Posted on 16 April 2012 in Barcelona, always!, Culture

April Fair of Catalonia

April Fair of Catalonia

The duende, the flamenco chair, the costumes of faralaes and the traditional firework display lighting up a dark and mysterious sky.

This collage of ideas is the essence of the poster for this year’s April Fair of Catalonia, an unmissable annual event for Andalusians who have settled in Catalonia and for all citizens of Barcelona, which this year is celebrating its 41st edition.

The poster is the work of painter Joan-Pere Viladecans and, as he explained during the presentation, it was inspired by “the genius of Lorca“, by his Romancero gitano and by his links with Barcelona.

This is precisely the idea he has tried to express and which to many people represents the Catalan April Fair: a mixing of cultures and a meeting point for two traditions which year after year come together at the Forum to enjoy music, happiness, colour and good food.

The fair gets underway on 27 April with the traditional firework display, coinciding – as the Mayor reminded his audience – with the celebration of the Virgin of Montserrat day.It will be followed by ten days of light and colour that will mark the end of the mother festival, the Seville April Fair.

Source: Ajuntament de Barcelona.

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