In our section "Barcelona currently" we describe traditional and modern events events that are important in Barcelona, their backgrounds and their charm. Each year thousands of visitors come to Barcelona to experience these events.
The Christmas season begins in Catalonia on December 8th, and has its culminating on January 6th, where it ends. Here we explain what is going on with the peculiar practice of "shitting uncles" in Catalan nativity scenes, and on Christmas, New Year and Epiphany is celebrated in Barcelona. We inform you on the opening hours of restaurants, shops and museums, on hotels, English-speaking services and much more.
The half-marathon in Barcelona, also known as the Mitja Marató de Barcelona, is held every March. It’s the second largest running event in Barcelona next to the Marathon. The next half-marathon takes place on 16tn February 2014, and is also open to wheelchair users.
Since 1978 Barcelona has its own city marathon which takes place at the beginning of March (2014 at 16th March). In the run up to this event there is a two day trade fair. The 42,195 km race goes through all of Barcelona's urban area.
Festa de la Mercè, the largest Festival in Barcelona, from 20th to 24th September.