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Santa Tecla 2019

Small City Feast of Sitges

SITGES SANTA TECLA 2019 SCHEDULE

 

Thurdsay 5th September

4th SECOND-HAND MARKET FOR CHILDREN'S FIESTA MAYOR CLOTHING (popular dances costumes for the Fiesta Mayor)

18h Palau del Rei Moro

Exchange, buy or sell what you need for the small Fiesta Mayor (Santa Tecla)

Organized by: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges 

 

Friday 13th September

III BRIDGE OPEN

Trophy Festa Major de Santa Tecla

L'Art i Cafè ( c. Joan Tarrida núm. 10-12)

Inscriptions at bridgesitgesblau@gmail.com

Organized by: Club Sitges Blau Bridge in collaboration with “Comissió de Festa Major”

 

EXHIBITION OF THE INSTAGRAM VII COMPETITION

20.00h Sitgetana Craftbeer (street Sant Bartomeu, 10)

Inauguration of the exhibition, showing the 20 best photographs of the contest and prizes awarded to the top three. The exhibition can be visited until September 24th.

Organized by: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges

 

40ª NIT DE DE LES PUBILLES I HEREUS (Night of proclamation of the Pubilla and the Hereu de Sitges)

Dinner-Ball with the proclamation of the "Pubilla" (Queen) and Hereu (King) of Sitges 2019.

Organized by: Foment de Sitges and sponsored by Bodegues Torres

 

Saturday 14th September

 

TROBADA DE GEGANTS, CABEÇUTS I DRACS PETITS (meeting of the paper maché giants and "big-heads", dragons and eagles made by children) 

11.00h Hort de Can Falç

The children participate in the party with their creations. 

Entertainment by La Tija (Sitgetan company of puppets)

The Municipal School of Music Montserrat Almirall, will perform an exhibition of instruments. 

 

III BRIDGE OPEN

Trophy Festa Major de Santa Tecla

L'Art i Cafè ( c. Joan Tarrida núm. 10-12)

Inscriptions at bridgesitgesblau@gmail.com

Organized by: Club Sitges Blau Bridge in collaboration with “Comissió de Festa Major”

 

XX PHOTO CONTEST OF FIESTA MAYOR

18.00h Espai Cultural Pere Stämpfli

Opening of the photo exhibition of  the best 50 photographies of the "XX Concurs de Fotografia de Festa Major" (photo contest of Festa Major) and corresponding awards to the winners. This exhibition will remain open until 29th September.

Fridays from 18:00h to 20:00h, Saturdays from 12:00h to 14:00h and from 18:00h to 20:00h, Sundays and holidays from 12:00h to 14:00h

Organised by the Grup d’Estudis Sitgetans, Secció Fotogràfica.

 

TIMBALADA NIT DE FOC (parade of the participating drummers in the "Nit de Foc")

19.30h La Fragata

With the drummers of the participating groups in the "Nit de Foc" (Night of Fire)

Route: Fragata, passeig de la Ribera, Sant Pau, Parellades, Cap de la Vila, Major and plaça de l’Ajuntament 

 

NIT DE FOC Santa Tecla Sitges 2019 (Night of Fire)

20.30h From the Baluard square

With the participation of: Espetegafoc

Route: Baluard, Plaça de l’Ajuntament, carrer d’en Bosch, Davallada, Barcelona, Aigua, Major and Plaça de l’Ajuntament.

 

MOSTRA D’ENCESES (Evil firework display,  by the participating groups in the Nit de Foc)

21: 15h Plaça de l’Ajuntament

 

CORREFOC (Parade of demons, Eagle and dragons with fireworks display)

21.45h Starting from the street d’en Bosch

With the participation of: Diables de Vilafranca, Diables La Garça de Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Ball de Diables de Ribes Colla Jove, Diables Aristois de Sant Martí Sarroca, Drac de la Geltrú, Àliga de Sitges and Diables de l' Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges.

 

Route: Carrer d’en Bosch, Davallada, Barcelona, Aigua, Major, Nou and passeig de la Ribera 

 

“ENCESA FINAL” CONJUNTA (Final Evil firework display, of the participating groups in the Nit de Foc)

22.50h Passeig de la Ribera

 

NIT DE FOC CONCERTS Santa Tecla Sitges 2019

23h La Fragata

With Zebrass Marching Band, Miquel del Roig and Orquestra Mitjanit.

Organized by: La Saca - Sitgetana de Cultura i Animació

 

Sunday 15th September

EXHIBITION OF SANTA TECLA’S FLAG

During the hours of Parish celebrations

 

CONCENTRATION OF CHILDREN’S "GEGANTS & CABEÇUTS" (paper maché giants and "big-heads" made by children)

10h From Plaça de l’Ajuntament

After the concentration, a parade and a final dance all together.

Route:  Plaça de l’Ajuntament, Major, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Sant Pere, passeig de la Ribera and Fragata. 

 

11:00h EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN’S WHITE DANCES (Popular dances that are neither giant, nor bigheaded, nor fire)

Once the parade is over, at La Fragata

With: Ball de Bastons, Panderetes, Pastorets, Cercolets, Cintes, Gitanes and Moixiganga. 

 

CONCENTRATION OF “DRACS”  AND CHILDREN DEMONS (paper maché dragons made by children)

17.30h Pont d’en Domènech

After the concentration, a parade that will finish with a final demons and dragons firework display

Route: passeig de la Ribera hasta la Fragata.

 

“BALL PARLAT DE DIABLES” INFANTIL (the "balls parlats de diables infantil" are the recitation of satirical verses made by the demon children groups about life in Sitges)

Once the “Ball Parlat” is over, a final demon firework display held at La Fragata

They will act in this order: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges, Colla Vella y Colla Jove. 

 

Thursday 19th  September

CONCERT OF “GRALLES” + LES GITANES D’ANTES

21.00h Racó de la Calma

And then the leaps and pirouettes of  LES GITANES D’ANTES (satire)

Event organized by Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges. 

 

Friday 20th  September

MAGIC SHOW 'MIRATGES'

18.00h Prado Theater with reverse box office.

Imagine living in a world where things are not what they seem. Looking at yourself in the mirror, and being able to go through it. Live an authentic experience. Welcome to "Miratges"! This is the new scenic proposal of the company Mag Àlex. A show by the 18-year-old Sitges youth, Àlex Gilabert, that "transports the public to a parallel reality where everything is possible and that combines participatory magic and the magic of great illusions with a great deal of humor and a young touch that makes it unique."

Organized by Casino Prado Suburense

 

PARADING OF THE TRANSFER OF THE IMAGE OF SANTA TECLA

20.30h Departing from the Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu y Santa Tecla 

The Municipal Commission of the Festa Major de Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, representing the municipal authorities, will recieve the icon of Santa Tecla from parish vicar Josep Pausas and to the sound of the Agrupació Musical Suburband of El Retiro, will parade it this year to the street Carreta 26, address designated by the Pendonist, Tea Hill Llorens. 

Once the image arrives to its destination, PRAYER OF THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANTA TECLA

 

Route: Baluard, Ajuntament, Major, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Sant Pau, Passeig de la Ribera, Carreta

 “CASTELLS” POPULAR REHEARSAL OF SANTA TECLA (open-rehearsal of human towers)

21.00h Palau del Rei Moro

Once the rehearsal is finished, there will be snacks for the participants.

Organized by: Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges

 

EL BALL Santa Tecla Sitges 2019 (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

22h On La Fragata beach

With Pancho, Panellet, Ramon Mirabet and DJ Miku

 

Saturday 21st  September

EXHIBITION OF SANTA TECLA’S FLAG

Calle Carreta núm. 26

From 10.00h to 14h.00h and from 17.00h to 21.00h

 

FIESTA INFANTIL (Children’s Festival)

17.00h Palau del Rei Moro

 

Crafts, children's show and party sweetened with CHOCOLATE for all the children. By the end, VESTIM ELS GEGANTS MOROS (Let us dress the "Gegants Moros"), we will dress La-hia and Fa-luch with the help of the children.

 

Organized by: Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges

 

FESTA JOVE HOLLI PARTY (Young party Holli Party) POSTPOSED EVENT

PLEASE CHECK FOR FURTHER DETAILS: http://www.sitges.cat/serveis/joventut/actualitat/agenda/festa-jove-holli-party

17h in the auditorium area of the Parc de Can Robert.

Organized by: Youth Department, Espai jove

Free admission

 

EL BALL Santa Tecla Sitges 2019 (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

22h On La Fragata beach

With Manel Fuentes & The Spring’s Team, Gansos Rosas and DJ Coco

 

Sunday 22nd  September

La vigília (The Eve)

 

EXHIBITION OF SANTA TECLA’S FLAG

Calle Carreta núm. 26

From 11.00h to till the start of the Procession.

 

21 MUSKETS ARE FIRED AND THE PARISH CHURCH BELLS ARE RUNG

14h La Fragata beach

By Pubillatge de Sitges in commemoration of their 40 anniversary.

 

PROCESIÓN CÍVICA

19h From Calle Carreta núm. 26

The group of traditional dancers and musicians and the authorities, with the musical group Agrupació Musical Suburband, will recover the shrine of Santa Tecla from the place designated by the “pendonista” of Santa Tecla 2019, Tea Hill Llorens, and they will accompany it to the parish church.

Route: Carreta, Passeig de la Ribera, Bassa Rodona, Santa Tecla, 1 de Maig, Marqués de Montroig, Joan Tarrida,  Bonaire, Sant Josep , Sant bonaventura, Sant Francesc, Sant Gaudenci, Illa de Cuba, Jesús, Santiago rusiñol, Barcelona, Davallada.

 

On Plaça de l’Ajuntament the popular dances will receive the image of Santa Tecla and will take it, accompanied by the authorities, the “Pendonista” and “Cordonistes”, to the parish church, where it will be placed in the presbytery to preside over the liturgies of the festival.  

 

FIREWORKS Santa Tecla Sitges 2019

23h From la Punta (Parish Church), La Fragata and the breakwaters

By Pirotècnia Igual S.A.  

 

SARDANAS EVE

From midnight at Cap de la Vila

With Cobla Sitgetana.

 

EL BALL  (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

From midnight, on La Fragata beach

With La Banda Neon and Bounce.

 

Monday 23rd  September

Diada Santa Tecla, protomártir, Patron Saint of Sitges

 

JOYFUL AND FESTIVE CHILDREN’S “MATINAL” PARADE

With the participation of Sitges children,  who will performance the popular dances. There are 3 routes and breakfast for the participating children when the route ends, courtesy of the Municipal Market of Sitges.:

 

MATINAL FOC (Parade for children demons and dragons)

6.30h From Plaça de l’Ajuntament

Infant beasts will alternate among the groups of devils that will participate in this order: Diables de l’Agrupació de Balls Populars, Colla Vella de Diables and Colla Jove de Diables. 

Route: Davallada, Barcelona, Àngel Vidal, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Sant Josep, Espalter, plaça del Pou Vedre, Bassa Rodona, Santa Tecla, Primer de Maig, Paseo de la Ribera (sea side) and La Fragata.

 

MATINAL GIGANTES Y BAILES BLANCOS (Matinée route for the children’s parade of popular dances without fire and with the giants made by children)

07.00h From Baluard

Route: Fonollar, Baluard Vidal i Quadras, Port de n’Alegre, Rafel Llopart, Sant Damià, Sant Sebastià, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Sant Pere, Paseo de la Ribera (mountain side) until la Fragata.

 

MATINAL PEQUEÑA  (Route of the smallest children participating in the “Matinal”)

8.00h Plaça de l’Ajuntament

Route: plaça de l’Ajuntament, carrer d’en Bosch, Davallada, Barcelona, Àngel Vidal, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Major, Nou, Paseo de la Ribera until la Fragata. 

 

SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SANTA TECLA

11.00h In the Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

Presided over by Father Josep Pausas, rector. This year, Gegants Moros will make the offering to Santa Tecla commemorating their 40th anniversary and Cobla Maricel that commemorates its 10th anniversary and will play 'La Processó de Sant Bartomeu", that celebrates 100 years since its composition.

 

After the performance of the popular dances, the band will perform "Els Segadors", the national hymn of Catalonia.

  

EXIT FROM MASS

After the celebration of mass, from the Baluard to the Plaça de l’Ajuntament

Musical parade of the Band, which will accompany the authorities to the Town Hall. Then, all the dances and their respective musicians will perform, together with the Cobla Maricel and the Suburband del Retiro Music Group, they will come together in one of most magical moments of the festivities.

 

After the performance of the popular dances, the band will perform "Els Segadors", the national hymn of Catalonia.

 

CASTELLS EXHIBITION (Human Towers)

13.00h Plaça de l’Ajuntament

Performed by Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges. 

 

CONCERT- VERMOUTH OF FESTA MAJOR

13.00h After the exit of mass

Casino Prado Suburense, with Cobla Maricel

Societat Recreativa El Retiro, with Agrupació Musical Suburband del Retiro. 

 

SUBIDA Y BAJADA DEL PILAR DE LA JOVE DE SITGES (a human tower walks up and down the stairs of La Punta)

18h Baluard and the stairs of la Punta

Performed by la Colla Jove de Castellers de Siges

 

SANTA TECLA’S PROCESSION

 19h From  the Baluard square

Circuit around town with the authorities, the Saint carried by “Pubilles” and “Hereus” and the folkloric dances and musicians, accompanied by all the Sitgetanas and Sitgetans who wish it. The rector of the parish, Mn. Josep Pausas i Mas will preside over the processional act joined by the Illustrious Town Hall dignataries.

The popular dances, grallers and the Suburband del Retiro will precede the tabernacle. The tabernacle, with the image of the Saint, will be taken by the “Costaleros” of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla. The Flag of Sant Bartomeu shall be carried by the Santa Tecla's Pendonista Tea Hill, who has named as Cordonistes, Marc Rafecas Hill and Ona Rafecas Hill.

Route: Baluard, Fonollar, Sant Joan, Davallada, Barcelona, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Francesc, Cap de la Vila, Parellades, Bonaire, passeig de la Ribera, Nou, Major, plaça de l’Ajuntament and Baluard. 

 

As the procession advances along the Paseo de la Ribera, the religous procession will be saluted by firing mortars and the ringing of bells, La Cobla Sitgetana will interpret the sardanas “Els Gegants de Sitges” composed by Tomàs Gil i Membrado and "La Processó de Santa Tecla", composed by Antoni Català i Vidal.

 

SANTA TECLA RETURNS TO THE PARISH CHURCH 

When the Saint is being returned to the parish church, in the plaza del Baluard in front of the church all the fires and crackers are lit, the dances are carried out to their respective music and a small firework display takes place. It is, in all probability, one of the most emotional and awe inspiring moments of the fiesta. 

Then, inside the temple, closing prayer “Us he mirat Santa Tecla”. 

 

The public capacity in the Bulevard is limited. For security reasons, in case of reaching the maximum capacity allowed, only those who participate in the procession will be allowed access to the square.

 

LAST DANCE OF THE “BÈSTIES DE FOC” AND GEGANTS (Beasts of fire and giants)

With the Saint restored to the parish church, the gegants, drac and àliga (papier-mâché giants, dragons and eagle) dance their farewell at Plaça de l'Ajuntament

 

EL BALL  Santa Tecla Sitges 2019 (The Dance – Fiesta Mayor concerts)

 23 h on La Fragata beach

With DJ Los 40 on Tour 


Tuesday  24th  
September

BAILE PARA LA GENTE MAYOR (Dance for the older generations)

19h Hort de Can Falç

By the group Duet. 

 

  

Friday 27th  September

“CASTELLS” SPECIAL POPULAR REHEARSAL OF SANTA TECLA (open rehearsal of human towers)

21.00h Palau del Rei Moro

Rehearsal prior to the Santa Tecla “Castells” exhibition that takes place on September 28th

Organized by: Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges 

 

Saturday 28th  September

CASTELLES EXHIBITION OF SANTA TECLA  (Human Towers)

 18.30h Cap de la Vila

With the groups Xicots de Vilafranca, els Castellers de Berga, els Xiquets de Vila-seca and la Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges. 

Organized by: Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges 

  

Sunday 29th  September

EXHIBITION "GEGANTS MOROS, 22nd AUGUST 1979 - 22nd AUGUST 2019"

12:00 h Palau del Rei Moro

Inauguration of the exhibition of Gegants Moros.

 

CONCURSO NACIONAL DE COLLES SARDANISTES (National competition of the Sardana dance)

18.00h Plaza de la Fragata

Competition with the participation of the best groups in the Juvenile, Veteran and Territorial categories in the region of Barcelona.

Sardana music played by the excellent Cobla Maricel.

Event organized by Amics de la Sardana de Sitges

  

ORGAN CONCERT OF SANTA TECLA

18h Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla

By  Maurizio Salerno (Milán, Italia)

Voluntary entrance fee.

Organized by: Amics de l’Orgue de Sitges 

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