The contemporary culture of Catalunya is as interesting and attractive, as it was hundreds of years ago. Indigenous people still follow traditions of their ancestors and celebrate beautiful national holidays, the history of which dates back to the period of the Middle Ages. A century later, locals have managed to save a lot of interesting traditions and national features. Sardana dance is a clear manifestation of it.
Unlike Andalusia and other regions of the country, where flamenco has got an immense popularity, those in Catalunya prefer unhurried round dance with a huge amount of people participating. Jota dance is often performed at local celebrations; in other regions of Spain it has long ceased to be pertinent.
Indigenous people are fond of parties, so they willingly celebrate national festivals and modern Spanish holidays. Each city is sure to celebrate Festa Major dedicated to its patron saint. Typically, mass festivities last for several days; the celebration is full of exciting entertainment and symbolic events.
Cities arrange fun events, musical performances and large-scale fairs and mount an incredible amount of rides for children. It is simply impossible to imagine Festa Major without handicraft exhibitions, where absolutely everyone can learn how to make unique gifts and buy unusual souvenirs.
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