It is starting to get lost the origin of this holiday, although it is since 1952 when this activity about decorating the streets with flower carpets becomes a contest competing each street to see who decorate the streets, balconies and terraces better. This festival declared First National Festival Artistic Interest ends with the procession of the Blessed Sacrament, together with giants, pubillas and children who have made their First Communion during the year.
SITGES - FESTIVALS ET ACTIVITÉS
FEAST OF CORPUS SITGES CARNIVAL
February 7 to 13. One of the world's most famous Carnival takes place usually in February, and its featured acts include: THE ARRIVAL: The arrival of His Majesty Carnestoltes, takes place on Jueves Lardero (Maundy Thursday). RUA DE LA DISBAUXA: It is a parade of floats and takes place on Sunday RUA DEL EXTERMINI: same parade but this time more numerous, takes place on Tuesday. ENTIERRO DE LA SARDINA: It takes place on Wednesday with the Carnestoltes funeral it is declared the Carnival as finished and the Lent begins.
April 17 to 25. The religious ceremonies of the Holy Week in Sitges begin the morning of Holy Thursday with the Mass and prayers, and at eleven in the morning with the exposure of the steps in the Parish Church. The holy Friday will start with the Via Crucis which will start at eight o'clock in the morning at the Chapel of St. Sebastian. At ten in the evening and from the San Bartolome Parish and Santa Tecla, the procession will start.
VINTAGE CAR RALLY BARCELONA-SITGES
From 2 to 4 March. Barcelona Sitges vintage car Rally was born in 1959 thanks to an initiative of Foment of the Turisme de Sitges. Sitges rally already is, in traditional manner, one of the most outstanding social events in winter. The output from the plaza Sant Jaume in Barcelona brings together hundreds of people, who admire a few vehicles that are authentic automobile history. It is a declared fiesta of national tourist interest.