Sitges is a town about 35 kilometers southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, that is well-known for its Fiesta Mayor or Festa Major. This festival is about traditions, customs, and dances.
The holiday celebrates the patron saints of the town—Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. Big representational figures of the saints dance and celebrate on the streets. In addition to traditional dances and songs, firework displays are a major feature of the holiday. Protecting their faces from the sparks with hats and sunglasses, people enjoy fire-breathing dragons and join the traditional folklore dances.
Bright and breathtaking fire shows attract visitors from all over Spain. Everything burns and is covered with sparkles. The whole city is like a theatre performance or a movie scene. The greatest light show is held next to the town's San Bartolome church.
Fiesta Mayor takes place annually in late August.