FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
Pals is a town whose character is marked by its rich cultural heritage, and which has been able to preserve its historic legacy and to transform its deep-rooted traditions and legends into festivals enjoyed by its residents and its visitors alike: its Gothic quarter, the living nativity, the traditions of sowing and collecting the rice, the Gourmet Campaign of Pals rice, the fair of wine, and the singing of havaneres, the variety of guided tours in the area which reveal how diverse its area is and how many cultural activities are on offer.
Besides the traditions and popular festivities of Catalonia, Pals also celebrates the following events:
- JANUARY: Living nativity, the Pastorets, the Kings’ Parade, the Little Festival of Masos de Pals.
- FEBRUARY: Carnival.
- APRIL: Llapis de Sant Jordi and Literary trails. Gourmet Campaign of Pals rice.
- MAY: Gourmet Campaign of Pals rice.
- JUNE: Traditional sowing of rice, Planta't a Pals campaign, Concert by Pals’ musicians
- JULY: Concerts of Sardanes. Havaneres. Candles night.
- AUGUST: Concerts of Sardanes, Exhibition and tasting of wines: Wine in Pals, Annual Festival of Pals, Annual Festival of Pals Beach.
- SEPTEMBER: Annual Festival of Masos de Pals, National Day of Catalonia.
- OCTOBER: Traditional rice harvest.
- DECEMBER: Rice-field race, Christmas Concert, Little Christmas (Children’s Christmas Celebration), Christmas market, Living nativity.
There are guided tours on a range of subjects throughout the year (gothic quarter, Josep Pla walks, superstitions and legends, the rice-fields, Columbus…)