Festivities of Santa Tecla Sitges

Festivities of Santa Tecla Sitges

SANTA TECLA

As you know, the patron saint of Sitges is Santa Tecla, and just like Sant Bartomeu, the patron saint celebrated in August, she was not to be outdone when it comes to the Festa Major in Sitges.

In September, specifically from September 15th to 23rd, we celebrate the Festa Major in honor of the patron saint.

It's called the "smaller" Feast, not only because it's not as extravagant as Sant Bartomeu's celebration, but also because the main protagonists are the children, with the "matinal" event, popular dances, and giant figures...

We have quite an extensive program of events where fire also plays a special role, from correfocs (fire runs) and fire beasts to a beautiful fireworks castle that we can admire from the beach at night.

We love the Fiestas Mayores of Sitges more than any other celebration. We enjoy seeing the entire town come together. The atmosphere is incredible, with many groups wearing custom t-shirts dedicated to this FM, excited children watching the cercavilas (parades) and correfocs, the fire beasts, ... It's a very pleasant week to spend in Sitges.

Here's a summary of this year's program:

SANTA TECLA PROGRAM

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

    • 6:00 PM Opening of the exhibition "From the Garage to the Street"
    • 7:00 PM Opening of the exhibition "La Festa Major exposada en miniatura" (The Miniature Festa Major)
    • Night of the Pubilles i els Hereus
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

    • Exhibition of the Santa Tecla Banner
    • 11:00 AM Meeting of giants, cabezuts (big heads), and small dragons
    • 1:00 PM Exhibition of the 11th Instagram Fiesta Mayor Photo Contest
    • NIGHT OF FIRE
    • 7:30 PM TIMBALADA
    • 8:30 PM ESPETEGAFOC
    • 9:30 PM CORREFOC
    • 11:00 PM NIGHT OF FIRE CONCERTS
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

    • Exhibition of the Santa Tecla Banner
    • 10:00 AM Gathering of giants, cabezuts, and children's dances
    • 11:00 AM Exhibition of children's dances
    • 5:30 PM Gathering of "dracs" (dragons) and children's devil groups
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

    • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Exhibition "From the Garage to the Street"
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

    • 5:00 PM Children's party and dressing of the Gegants Moros
    • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Exhibition "From the Garage to the Street"
    • 8:00 PM Gralla and Gitanes d'Antes concert
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

    • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Exhibition "From the Garage to the Street"
    • 8:30 PM Transfer of the image of Santa Tecla
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

    • 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Exhibition of the image of Santa Tecla
    • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Exhibition "From the Garage to the Street"
    • 9:00 PM Special rehearsal (CASTELLS) of Santa Tecla
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

    • 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Exhibition of the image of Santa Tecla
    • 2:00 PM Lighting of the 21 morterets (firecrackers) and bell ringing
    • 7:00 PM Civic Procession – Following the tabernacle of Santa Tecla
    • 11:00 PM Fireworks
    • 12:00 AM Sardanista Dance
    • 12:00 AM Santa Tecla Concerts
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – FEAST OF SANTA TECLA, Diada Santa Tecla, protomartyr, Patroness of Sitges

    • JOYFUL CHILDREN'S MORNING
    • 6:30 AM MORNING FIRE RUN
    • 7:00 AM GRAND MORNING – GIANTS AND WHITE DANCES
    • 8:00 AM SMALL MORNING
    • 11:00 AM Solemn Concelebrated Service in honor of Santa Tecla
    • Procession after the Service
    • 1:00 PM Castellera performance
    • 1:00 PM Santa Tecla Vermouth Concert
    • 6:00 PM Descent of the Pilar de la Jove de Sitges
    • 7:00 PM Procession in honor of Santa Tecla
    • Final dance of the "Bèsties de foc" (Fire Beasts) (Drac and Àliga) and the Giants
    • 11:00 PM Santa Tecla Concerts
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

    • 12:00 AM to 7:00 PM Open Day at Museums
    • 6:00 PM 33rd National Contest of Sardanist Groups "Trofeu ‘Vila de Sitges’"
    • 6:00 PM Santa Tecla Organ Concert
    • 6:30 PM Castellera Exhibition of Santa Tecla
    • 7:00 PM Holi Party

07-05-2024

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