Festa Major is a celebration that holds a deep religious, historical and national significance to the citizens of a little town named Sitges, located not far form Barcelona, Spain. However, to the tourists who are lucky to visit Sitges during Fiesta Major, the celebration would seem more like a day spent for free at Disney World Magic Kingdom, if not better.
The day of Festa Major begins with procession of giant dolls that represent the King and the Queen of the town. The cobble stone streets are filled with people who follow the doll procession, sing and celebrate.
Traditional dances follow the doll procession. The uplifting attitude of every single person on the streets creates an unforgettable scene.
After the sunset, the second and the most exciting part of the day begins. Astonishingly beautiful fireworks take place along the coast as the entire population of the town comes together to watch. The fireworks are an artistic composition in themselves, which lasts for almost 30 minutes!
The day concludes with a procession of men who carry sparklers of an enormous size. The meaning of this ritual is to ensure that demons escape the town of Sitges.
What a day! What a way to celebrate! Spaniards, you got it right!