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"La Patum" in Berga


"La Patum" is a popular and traditional festival that is celebrated each year in the catalan city of Berga during the Corpus Christi. It consists of a series of "dances" (balls) by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures, and accompanied either by the rhythm of a drum—the tabal, whose sound gives the festival its name—or band music. The balls are marked by their solemnity and their ample use of fire and fireworks.

It was declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest in 1983 and as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritatge of Humanity by the UNESCO in 2005.

We recommend you so far to visit Berga and live this unique and incredible festival.