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    Vila-seca celebrates its Festa Major Hivern (Main Winter Festival) around 17 January in honour of Sant Antoni Abat—or Saint Anthony the Great—the patron saint of Vila-seca. The most famous event during the festivities is the Cós de Sant Antoni, or galloping horse races—declared a Traditional Celebration of National Interest—which are […]
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    After the Christmas holidays and well into the month of February, Vila-seca welcomes Carnestoltes, the Carnival King. Organised by the Vila-seca Carnival Committee, this is one of the most thrilling and fun festivals of the year, during which it would be no surprise to spot pirates, clowns, witches and unicorns […]
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    When 23 April draws near, Vila-seca gets ready to host Sant Jordi’s Day with a schedule full of family activities. There are stories, workshops, crafts and games all surrounding the legend of Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia. On this day, men traditionally give women roses while the women […]
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    Vila-seca and La Pineda Platja celebrate their Festa Major Estiu (Main Summer Festival) around 25 July (Sant Jaume) and 3 August (Discovery of the Body of Saint Steven). The municipality’s streets and squares fill with music, happiness and traditions in festivities where the idea is to get out of the […]
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    At the beginning of summer, the gardens of the Vila-seca Castle are home to ‘TASTVM, el maridatge de la nostra terra’, an initiative that promotes and puts the spotlight on regional wines, foods and cuisine. This gastronomy event showcases local high-quality products, with a commitment to social cohesion and, in […]
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    With a strong commitment to culture and cinema, Vila-seca hosts the International Short Film Festival of Vila-seca (FICVI). This cinema competition is free and open to everybody whose aim is to disseminate and promote the art of cinema and bring it to all audiences. By organising this show, the Vila-seca […]
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    Each year, La Pineda Platja in Vila-seca is home to the traditional sand sculpture nativity scene during the months of December and January. A spectacular series of sculptures made from sand are raised to craft a huge nativity scene in Pinar de Perruquet Park. Several international artists shape the sand […]
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    During the second fortnight of December and through 6 January, Vila-seca hosts its Christmas festivities and does so with an extremely varied schedule that ensures that all its residents will take part. There are events for young and old alike, whether attending the different concerts or Christmas street markets or […]