Fira & Cultural Festes
The beginning of August always starts with the weekend Artisans
Fira, then 10 days of cultural festes. You know, village wide water
fights, dancing in the open air till you drop, eating too much cake.
Stuff like that.
fira is based on the villages tradition of woven crafts and brings
together a wide group of basket makers, weavers as well as others,
from all over europe. There are workshops, demonstrations and lots
of lovely things to buy.
traditional players and the village band all get their chance to
fire up the crowds.
Once the fira had finished, the festes started. As most of the villagers
never go on holiday, this is their chance to relax and have a good
time with their friends. One night, you get to eat a plate of cakes
made by the village ladies club and drink a firily fiendish coffee
liquor called "cremat" while a Mariachi band bangs out
some old favourites. Then everyone of all ages gets up and starts
A couple of years ago, they re-introduced the water festival.
is a chance for everyone who fancies it to get soaked. Tractor pull
trailers that are full of water and people who are chucking bucket
loads of water on everything with in striking distance. The crowd
have usually come prepared and employ a wide range of countermeasures
on all and sundry.
& Bouncy Castles
This band is just warming up as the sun goes down and people start
arriving. Usually the real party doesn't start until midnight, in
fact a lot are only scheduled to start then.
the kids have a special play session day and a pool party.
Methinks P.G. is looking at too many cloud chaser websites.
Bad, Feeling Flat
A metal bar on the back of our tractor fractured, impaling itself
in the inside of the right rear tyre and in doing so it totally
destroyed the tyres inner sidewall. This was a major pain as it
takes a few days to replace a tractor tyre and costs a fortune.
We ended the month with a drive up the coast to a town above Reus
to see some catalan friends and had such a great time I forgot to
take any photo's of note apart from this one. It is a 40 year old
Spanish Brandy that we finished the meal with and it was wonderfully
smooth with a lovely flavour.