Some dates are extra special on a city’s calendar and must not be forgotten. The most important ones are described below. The evening of January fifth, the night before Epiphany, the entire city takes to the streets to watch the Procession of the Three Wise Men. Before the astonished look of the littlest ones, the Three Kings from the Orient are received with all the honors.
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Barcelona’s summer festival, popularly know as Festival Grec, is the most significant cultural event held in the city on warm summer nights. From the end of June until the beginning of August, theater, dance and music flood the stages and take to the street to show off the latest trends in performing arts and contemporary music.
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The Sónar Festival, held in Barcelona, is the not-to-be-missed date for all lovers of progressive sounds, with new generation artists and the latest in music and multimedia arts. From Jun 14, 2012 to Jun 16, 2012
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The Barcelona Jewish Film Festival has been held in Barcelona since 1999. The event came into being to support and promote Jewish culture, so closely linked with Spain’s history. This is one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe devoted to Jewish topics. A wide variety of audiovisual works, shorts, documentaries and feature films are presented at the festival, encompassing the broadest field of genres and trends.
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This is a musical event featuring top groups of the moment from both Spanish and international scenes. Electronic groups can be found alongside punk and revival bands. The large crowds at recent editions mean that a larger enclosure is now being used to house the different stages. Dates from May 30, 2012 to Jun 3, 2012.
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The Catalonia International Film Festival, more commonly known as the Sitges Festival, is held every year in this town on the Garraf Coast. Dates from Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012.
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La Alternativa, the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, is held at various venues around the Catalonian capital. The main stage is the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB). November.
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