Fiesta Mayor Sitges 2021 | Festa Major Sitges 2021

From August 19th to 25th, 2021. Sitges Fiesta Mayor 19-25 August, 2021 – Programme

In 2020, the Sitges Fiesta Mayor was not held in the traditional sense since it was practically limited to firing the mortar salve “morterets”, the celebration of mass and some virtual events, however it seems that this year Sitges will be able to celebrate a Fiesta Mayor that will be closer to a traditional one.

Under current regulations the parades of traditional dances will not take place, however the popular dances may instead be enjoyed in an exhibition format for a limited public with controlled access, fireworks are scheduled for the night of the 23rd August, the traditional morterets will be fired, mass with be celebrated, as well as concerts, vermouths and the “Pregó” (the traditional opening speech).
The Sitges Fiesta Mayor Commission has worked to adapt the traditional Fiesta Mayor to comply with security and anti-covid measures and regulations and we can say that we have a Sitges Fiesta Mayor in 2021.

* At the beginning of June, the Government of the Generalitat approved measures authorizing the celebration of festivities, festivals and popular festivals and thus the programme of the Sitges Fiesta Mayor was drawn up complying with the established regulations. Just as an example, Procicat has established that for an open air concert, the public must be seated, with a maximum capacity of 70% and a maximum of 3000 people.

The Sitges Festa Major has been declared “Fiesta Patrimonial de Interés Nacional ” (Heritage Festival of National Interest) by the Generalitat de Catalunya (autonomous government of Catalonia) in 2016
The Sitges Festa Major has been declared “Fiesta Tradicional de Interés Nacional” (Traditional/cultural event of National Interest) by the Generalitat de Catalunya (autonomous government of Catalonia) in 1991. This is the popular festival in honour of the patron saint of Sitges, Sant Bartomeu

 

Fiesta Mayor Sitges 2021 Schedule

The schedules and location of the events are subject to current health regulations and the weather.
In event of rain or modification of the sanitary measures, kindly refer to the official social networks @visitsitges @fmsitges and @ajsitges and also to the sitgesfestamajor.cat website or the Sitges Fiesta Mayor app, to follow all the news.
All events organized by the Fiesta Mayor Commission are free, subject to prior reservation through the website sitgesfestamajor.cat; Reservations for events organized by other groups must be made through their respective channels.

LINK TO FIESTA MAYOR SITGES 2021 PHOTOS

Fotos fiesta mayor Sitges 2021

 

Tuesday, 3rd August
22h Presentation of the Sitges Fiesta Mayor Programme 2021

Casino Prado Suburense
Presentation of the programme and protagonists of the Sitges Fiesta Mayor 2021.
Limited capacity. Reservation required. Link to more information

 

 

From Thursday, August 12th to Monday, August 16th
BARRAQUES DE SITGES 2021

Check the LINK to concert programme of Barraques Sitges 2021

 


Thursday 19th August

18h Musical workshop. Learn to play the music of Fiesta Mayor (family workshop)
For boys and girls from 7 years old
Escola de Grallers de Sitges
Racó de la Calma
Ticket on sale: At the museum reception and on the web: museusdesitges.cat
Limited capacity.

 

17.30h READING OF THE SATIRICAL OPENING SPEECH
Hort de Can Falç
By Francesc Nuñez i Agudo (satirical speech made in Catalan)
At the end of the speech, announcement of the “Pubilla” and “Hereu” of the Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges 2021 and member’s awards.

Organized by the Agrupació de Balls Populars de Sitges.

Reservation required: info@agrupasitges.cat

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

 

19h PREGÓN DE FIESTA MAYOR (FIESTA MAYOR OPENING SPEECH)
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Opening speech by Eva Martín, with simultaneous interpretation in Catalan sign language. The ‘Pregó’ will be broadcasted live on Canal Blau television.
Free event, with prior reservation

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

 

20:30h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS – ELS AMICS DE LES ARTS y LA TRIBUT FM.
Plana de Santa Bárbara
Performances by ELS AMICS DE LES ARTS and TRIBUT FM.

Organized by la Comisión de Fiesta Mayor y Sta. tecla
Free event, with prior reservation

 

Friday, 20th August

20:00h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS – HABANERAS
In front of the Chapel of San Sebastián (Avenida Balmins, 21)
Habaneras with ELS PESCADORS DE L’ESCALA
Free event, with prior reservation

 

21h Jazz at Racó de la Calma dedicated to Sitges Fiesta Mayor
Retrio
Racó de la Calma
Ticket sales: At the museum reception and on the web: museusdesitges.cat

 

21.30h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS – SAU 30
Plana de Santa Bárbara
A much anticipated performance with all the founding, original members of the mythical band, with Pep Sala at the helm.
Organized by the Commission of Fiesta Mayor and Sta. Tecla
Free event, with prior reservation

 

 

Saturday 21st de August

 

EXHIBITION OF THE FLAG OF SANT BARTOMEU
Open during the hours of parish church celebrations

 

19h PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “LA MÚSICA DE LA NOSTRA FESTA”
Centro de Interpretación de la Malvasia
(Plaza de Joan Duran i Ferret, s / n)
Presentation and concert with the Escola de Grallers de Sitges.
Organized by the Escola de Grallers de Sitges.
Free event, with prior reservation
Within the program of events for the 50th anniversary of l’Escola de Grallers de Sitges

 

20:30 h TRANSFER OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU
Hospital of Sant Joan Baptista

The Municipal Commission of the Festa Major de Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla, representing the municipal authorities, will recieve the icon of Sant Bartomeu from parish vicar Josep Pausas, will parade it this year to CIM – Malvasia de Sitges from the Hospital of Sant Joan Baptista, where the opening prayer of THE EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU shall be read.

 

20.30 h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS – SOMORROSTRO + LOS MANOLOS
Plana de Santa Bárbara
Rumba night with the performance of the local group SOMORROSTRO + LOS MANOLOS
Organized by the Fiesta Mayor and Sta. Tecla Commission.
Free event, with prior reservation

 

 

Ssunday 22nd de August

EXHIBITION OF THE FLAG OF SANT BARTOMEU
Open during the hours of parish church celebrations

 

11h-14h and 18h-21h EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU
From 11h to 14h and from 18th to 21h
Chapel of the Hospital de Sant Joan Baptista Foundation

 

12h VERMUT OF SITGES FIESTA MAYOR
Hort de Can Falç
Monologues with Ana Polo and Maria Rovira (Hey Sherman).
Organized by the Ateneu Popular de Sitges
Free event, with prior reservation.
More information at ateneusitges.org and @ateneusitges

 

19 h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS- LA PRINCIPAL DE LA BISBAL
Casino Prado Suburense (On Francesc Gumà, 6)
Traditional concert (sitting dance, this year) by the LA PRINCIPAL DE LA BISBAL orchestra.

Organized by the Fiesta Mayor and Sta. Tecla Commission with the collaboration of Casino Prado Suburense
Free event, with prior reservation at www.casinoprado.cat

 

19 h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERTS – ELECTROGRALLA
Sociedad Recreativa El Retiro (On Àngel Vidal, 17)
Performance by the ELECTROGRALLA group, music with traditional roots and electronic sound.
Organized by the Fiesta Mayor and Sta. Tecla Commission with the Escola de Grallers de Sitges and the collaboration of the Societat Recreativa El Retiro
Free event, with prior reservation by email elretirositges@gmail.com or at the Secretariat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Within the program of events for the 50th anniversary of l’Escola de Grallers de Sitges

 

21h DELIVERY OF THE FLAG
Parish church of Sant Bartomeu y Santa Tecla
With a reading of allegorical poems to the Flag of the Patron Saint and with the song of the Praises (Goigs) of Sant Bartomeu by the Amics de l’Orgue choir.
This year, the author of the Poem to the Flag is the Sitgetan Lídia Gázquez
Capacity subject to current regulations.

 

THEN
The Flag will be at the home of the President of the “Comisión de Fiesta Mayor”, Agustí Marcet, on Salvador Soler i Forment, 4.

 

WHEN THE FLAG ARRIVES
TRIBUTE CONCERT TO JANIO MARTI
In front of the home of the President of the Sitges Fiesta Mayor Comission.
Free event, with prior reservation


Monday 23rd dAugust – La Vigília (The Fiesta Mayor Eve)

11h-14h and 18h-21h EXHIBITION OF THE IMAGE OF SANT BARTOMEU
From 11h to 14h and from 18th to 21h
Chapel of the Hospital de Sant Joan Baptista Foundation

 

12h ENTRADA DE GRALLERS ( Arrival of the “Grallers” )
An unprecedented Grallers Arrival, adapted to current sanitary measures, to revive the most traditional spirit. We will listen to our grallers, together with the Saca and Flabiol groups that accompany us during the Fiesta Mayor.

Locations:

PLAZA CATALUNYA
Escola de Grallers de Sitges

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

Hort de Can Falç
Grallers La Sitja, Saca and Flabiol

ESCUELA ESTEVE BARRACHINA
Colla Marcet, Saca and Flabiol

PLAZA CASTELLERS
Colla Maricel, Saca y Flabiol

Free event, with prior reservation

 

14h 21 MUSKETS ARE FIRED AND THE PARISH CHURCH BELLS ARE RUNG
Special lighting by the winners of the raffle carried out by the Fiesta Mayor Commission, together with the Sitges Comerç Association, Gremio de Hostelería, Club de Tast, Mercat de Sitges and Poble Sec Merchants. Anyone who wants to participate will find the rules of the draw on the Sitges City Council website and on the social networks of the Fiesta Mayor Commission.

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

 

17h and 19:30h PERFORMANCE OF THE POPULAR DANCES AND THE ‘BALLS PARLATS’ (SPOKEN DANCES)
This year, a little closer and in honor of Sitgetans and Sitgetanes. A different Civic Parade.
Exceptionally, we can enjoy our imagery and popular dances in different locations.

PLAZA CATALUNYA
Gegants de la Vila, Capgrossos, Ball de Gitanes BT, Ball de Bastons Colla Vella, Ball de Cintes and Colla Jove de Castellers de Sitges

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live (17:00h)

HORT DE CAN FALÇ
Drac, Àliga, Ball de Diables Colla Vella, Colla Jove and Colla ABPS

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live (19:30h)

ESCOLA ESTEVE BARRACHINA
Gegants Moros, Ball de Bastons Colla Noies, Ball de Bastons Colla Mitjana, Ball de Cercolets y Moixiganga

PLAÇA CASTELLERS
Gegants Americanos, Ball de Bastons Colla Jove, Ball de Pastorets, Ball de Panderetes, Ball de Gitanes ABPS and Colla Jove

Free event, with prior reservation

 

22h EVE FIESTA MAYOR CONCERT – 80 PRINCIPALES (TRIBUTO)
Plana de Santa Bárbara
The 80 PRINCIPALES (TRIBUTE) formation will sound
WHEN the fireworks start, the concert will stop and will start again when the last rocket hits.
Organized by the Commission of Fiesta Mayor and Sta. Tecla
Free event, with prior reservation

 

23h AMAZING FIREWORKS FROM THE ROOFS AND BALCONIES OF THE HOUSE
An unprecedented display of Fireworks that will be launched simultaneously from different parts of the town, lightning up the sky of Sitges, by Pirotecnia Igual.
The location will be announced a few days in advance through the official social networks of the Fiesta Mayor.

Link to proposals for where to see the Sitges fireworks

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

 

 

Tuesday 24th August

Festivity of Sant Bartomeu Apóstol, Patron of Sitges, is the main day of the celebrations of the Sitges Fiesta Mayor 2021

 

10:30h SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SANT BARTOUMEU, SITGES PATRON
Parish of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla
Presided over by Father Josep Pausas, rector. This year, the Escola de Grallers de Sitges, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, will make the offering to Sant Bartomeu on behalf of the town of Sitges.
At the end of the celebration, “Goigs” (praises) of the Saint sung by the Choir of the Amics del Orgue.
Capacity subject to current regulations.

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live

 

13h CONCERTS-VERMUT OF FIESTA MAJOR:

 

13h CASINO PRADO – with Cobla Maricel
Free event, with prior reservation at
www.casinoprado.cat

 

13h SOCIEDAD RECREATIVA EL RETIRO – with Mestre Montserrat Band
Free event, with prior reservation to the email elretirositges@gmail.com or to the Secretariat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

17h and 19:30h PERFORMANCE OF THE POPULAR DANCES AND THE ‘BALLS PARLATS’ (SPOKEN DANCES)
This year, a little closer and in honor of Sitgetans and Sitgetanes. A different Festa Major Parade.
Exceptionally, we can enjoy our imagery and popular dances in different locations.

PLAÇA CATALUNYA
Gegants Moros, Ball de Bastons, Colla Mitjana, Ball de Bastons, Colla Noies, Ball de Cercolets, Moixiganga

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live (19:30h)

HORT DE CAN FALÇ
Drac, Àliga, Ball de Diables Colla Vella, Colla Jove and Colla ABPS

ESCOLA ESTEVE BARRACHINA
Gegants Americanos, Ball de Bastons Colla Jove, Ball de Pastorets, Ball de Panderetes, Ball de Gitanes ABPS and Colla Jove Castellers de Sitges

  • Watch on @Visit Sitges facebook live (17:00h)

PLAÇA CASTELLERS
Gegants de la Vila, Capgrossos, Ball de Bastons Colla Vella, Ball de Gitanes BT, Ball de Cintes, Colla Jove Castellers de Sitges
Acte gratuït, with prior reservation

 

22h FIESTA MAYOR CONCERT- HOTEL COCHAMBRE
Plana de Santa Bárbara
End of Fiesta Mayor with HOTEL COCHAMBRE
Organized by the Commission of Fiesta Mayor and Sta.
Free event, with prior reservation

 

Wednesday 25th August

OPEN DOORS AT THE MUSEUMS
From 10.00h to 20.00h Museo Maricel and Museo Cau Ferrat
Maricel Palace: guided tour at 11 h English / 12 h Català / 13 h Castellano
Free activity. Limited capacity

 

19.30 h MASS TO HONOR THE DEAD
Parish Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla
We are invited to remember those who, with us, lived the Sitges Fiesta with joy.
Capacity subject to current regulations.

 

21h SANT BARTOMEU ORGAN CONCERT
Parish of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla
By Maria Nacy (Barcelona)

Organized by: Amics de l’Orgue de Sitges
Voluntary entrance fee.
Capacity subject to current regulations.