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Barcelona - Correfoc

September 25th 2011
Correfoc This is another Catalan “tradition” that will really have the health and safety people worried. I first saw this as part of the La Mercè festival but I think it happens during several other festivals. Correfoc literally means “fire run”. People dress up in “devil” costumes, dance to the bands of drummers and run through the crowds of spectators l ... read more
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