23rd February 2024
Plaça Catalunya, Sitges
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Poble Sec starts its calendar of festivities, adapted to Covid measures

The festivities in the neighbourhood of Poble Sec signal the beginning of the Sitges summer, where the festival of Sant Joan in the Plaça Catalunya traditionally becomes the main act of the festival.

After last year’s suspension of all events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year a good part of the activities will take place in an adapted format, moving a large part to the courtyard of the Miquel Utrillo school and ruling out the night street festival and fair.

Last week’s announcement permitting local festivals again has not really changed the situation, in the sense that all cultural or recreational events must continue to comply with strict measures, such as controlled capacity, with the public seated and within a closed space or perimeter. The conditions of celebrating a festival like Sant Joan with a seated audience, unable to dance and without bars, were reasons enough to discard the night’s street festival.

This year’s neighbourhood festivities will begin at 2pm on 23 June, with the launch of 21 fireworks to initiate the party. On 24 June, the ‘Ofici Solemne’ will be held in the church of Sant Joan and from the afternoon the acts will move to the Miquel Utrillo school, with a Habana concert from the Barcarola group.

On 25 June there will be a children’s party and finally on Saturday 26 June the last acts will be held, with a concert by the Leva choir and the ‘Coro la Espiga de Cubelles’ at the church of Sant Joan, and a rumba concert with the Sitgetan group Rumbalmins, which will serve to close the festivities for this year.

To commemorate the occasion, the Centre d’Interpretació de la Malvasia (CIM) will also open its doors on the 25-26 June so that everyone can visit their facilities.

Plaça Catalunya, Sitges
Plaça Catalunya, Sitges, affected by the lighting works.(L’Eco)

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